Marvel Studios’ upcoming blockbuster Black Panther has been criticized for its lack of LGBT representation, and the particular exclusion of a lesbian scene featured in the comic book on which the superhero film is based.Wasn't Christopher Nolan's film Dunkirk criticized for not having a more diverse cast? That is to say even though European nations were fighting that battle - primarily the UK, France & Germany though we didn't actually see any Germans - that there needed to be a more diverse cast. A case could be made to note that Indians or Africans who may have been there on Dunkirk to have their presence noted in that film.
According to Pink News, “When the film was announced, fans were excited by the prospect of Okoye and Ayo, two of the title character’s bodyguards, getting together as Ayo and fellow female warrior Aneka do in the comics. And these hopes were encouraged by reports that an early screening of the film featured Walking Dead star Danai Gurira’s Okoye staring at Ayo flirtatiously as the two danced.”
However, when fans of the comics watched Black Panther during early screenings, they noticed an absence of lesbian romance, and immediately started a Twitter campaign under the hashtag #LetAyoHaveAGirlfriend, using terms such as “lesbian erasure.”
It's safe to say a filmmaker of a Hollywood release can't just make their movie according to their vision. Now they has to accede to the wishes of the mob.
Black Panther is in theaters TODAY!