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New PlayStation Game Trailer Features Lesbian Kiss in Rare Moment of LGBTQ Representation

Sony’s choice of opening trailer has the whole internet talking

E3 is a massive annual videogames conference where companies show off trailers for their upcoming games.

This year Sony – Playstation parents – decided to open their conference with a trailer for the hotly anticipated game The Last Of Us 2.

The trailer opens with protagonist Ellie, who is openly gay, sharing a kiss with another woman.

The showing of a gay kiss naturally stirred a lot of interest online, not just because it’s a video game – but its a big budget video game, with mainstream major backing.

The gaming world as poor history of including LGBTQ+ characters, let alone protagonists, so this another step in the right direction for inclsion.

Fans are, of course, hyped about it taking to twitter with there thoughts.

Russell T Davies Shares His Thoughts About Midsummer Night’s Dream’s Lesbian Kiss

Russell T Davies said he wanted to bring Midsummer Night’s Dream up to date with a same sex kiss.

Davies’ adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream was certainly memorable, and widely praised by BBC viewers.

From its diverse cast to the shock death of the tyrannical King Theseus, the re-telling originally sparked headlines with the inclusion of kiss between two women.

But this appears to be the moment people enjoyed the most viewers.

The kiss happens between fairy queen Titania (Maxine Peake) and Queen of the Amazons Hippolyta (Eleanor Matsuura) after she grows butterfly wings – a moment not in the original text.

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Russell described the last ten minutes of the programme as ‘the favourite thing I have ever done’ and went on to discuss the kiss from any Shakespeare purists who might take issue with it.

Davies told Digital Spy:

Really, if you’re a Shakespeare idiot, you might have a problem with it. It’s what his plays do, they reinvent themselves constantly, with every generation.

I don’t like the end of the play, where frankly Titania is submissive to Oberon and he gets away with his tricks. So it’s very deliberate.

That’s why Flute dances with a handsome man – because it’s such a happy ending, but it’s very male-female, male-female, male-female. I wanted to have a man with a man, a woman with a woman…because it’s 2016 now. That’s the world now and you want children to watch this and see the real world, in the middle of this fantasy.”

UK fans can watch Midsummer Night’s Dream on BBC iPlayer.

Kellogg’s Lesbian Kiss Causes Controversy Down Under

Kellogg’s recently released a new advert for their Special K brand, titled ‘Own It’.

The advert featured a range of women of different shapes and sizes in various stages of life – including two women who are briefly shown kissing while dancing at a party.

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Sadly, the ad attracted a negative response, especially from one viewer, who complained to the Advertising Standards Board Australia that the scarred their 7-year-old son for life… hmmmm

The viewer complaint stated:

The add [sic] was ruined where it showed two women kissing.

Why it did one can only wonder perhaps it was trying to support a particular agenda (eg desensitising the public) however regardless, that physical act doesn’t have anything to do with a breakfast cereal product that anyone in our society might choose to purchase and enjoy.

The ad should consider the well being of the younger generations of children and families as well as everyone else.

I object to the kiss. Must we have the lesbian message shoved in our faces all the time. My 7 year old boy doesn’t need that happening in his lounge room.

The ad was shown during family viewing time and included two women kissing as a couple in an attempt to normalise this behaviour.”

Thankfully the advertiser body rejected the complaint, writing back:

The Board noted the complainants’ concerns over the depiction of two women kissing one another.

The Board noted that this scene is very brief and considered that the overall tone of the advertisement is of women behaving confidently and there is no undue focus on this particular scene, which is very fleeting.

The Board acknowledged that some members of the community might be uncomfortable with images of women kissing women, but considered that all the depictions of kissing in the advertisement are very brief and are not shown to lead to any further intimacy.

Consistent with previous determinations against similar complaints concerning men kissing and of women kissing (…), the Board considered that in this instance a brief depiction of a woman kissing a woman was not sexualised and in the context of depictions of confident women and loving relationships this scene was not gratuitous or inappropriate.”

And Kellogg’s response was on point.

Kellogg acknowledges that there may be some members of the public that will be offended by a scene depicting two women kissing.

We respectfully submit that whilst some individuals may be offended, the advertisement does not depict the scene in a way that vilifies a person or section of the community, including on account of religion or sexual preference.

A scene briefly portraying two women kissing, in the context of an advertisement that celebrates the reality of female diversity, cannot be regarded as discriminating against or vilifying consumers with religious or other beliefs in a manner contrary to the AANA Code.”

How The First Lesbian Kiss On American Television Changed TV Forever

While representation of wlw (women who love women) on TV isn’t perfect (TV shows keep killing lesbians off, for example), there are plenty of mainstream television shows that not only feature f/f couples but let them kiss each other too.

But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1990s until two women locked lips on American television.

Officially, it was a 1990 episode of 21 Jump Street which saw two women kiss, but the camera cut off their actual lips, thus not really showing the kiss at all.

As a result, the ‘first lesbian kiss’ title goes to a 1991 episode of legal drama L.A Law, in which bisexual lawyer C.J briefly kisses her female colleague Abby Perkins on the lips.

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A romance between the two women never really happened as Abby left the show and C.J eventually got a boyfriend (though her ex girlfriend did show up briefly) before being written off of the show altogether.

Sadly, when the kiss happened, L.A Law did face some backlash.

As Unicorn Booty notes, five advertisers pulled advertising from the show and the network that aired the drama, NBC, was unable to replace them until it offered those ad spots at reduced rates.

Meanwhile, the American Family Association (a non-profit that opposes same-sex marriage, abortions and the ‘homosexual agenda’) tried to organise a boycott.

This boycott ultimately failed, as although NBC saw hundreds of calls come in about the episode, most of them were in support of the show.

Michele Greene, who played Abby Perkins, previously admitted that the kiss was just a ratings ploy, and thus L.A Law led the way for the ‘sweeps week lesbian kiss’.

Sweeps week is when TV shows try and get higher ratings in an effort to up their advertising rates and the sweeps week lesbian kiss (in which two women kiss to draw in ratings) has since become a trend.

Plenty of shows, from The O.C and Ally McBeal to Desperate Housewives, Heroes and Friends all pulled the sweeps week lesbian kiss stunt, with these kisses very often forgotten about or one of the characters involved leaving the show not long after.

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This isn’t the prime representation we’re looking for, of course, but the support of some of these sweeps week kisses and the fatigue with the trope (viewers demanded real f/f relationships not tropey one-time occurences) has in turn led to proper representation that matters.


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A ‘Cruel Intentions’ Reunion Happened And They Re-enacted “That” Scene (Picture)

The cast of Cruel Intentions FINALLY had a reunion and it was everything that we hoped for.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair, and Reese Witherspoon were reunited for a performance of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, based on the movie the three of them made when they were just babies, back in 1999.

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And before you ask: Yes, Sarah and Selma did The Thing.

Catch the original here…

Brazil: The Lesbian Kiss that Went Viral. BRILLIANT

A Brazilian man named Nelson Felippe posted an image with an angry rant on Facebook yesterday that went viral almost immediately, earning more than 7,000 Facebook likes.

I’m not prejudiced. I think people should do whatever they want to with their lives. But I think it’s absurd that I should be forced to witness a scene like this…

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What people do in private is their business only, but yes, what they do in public concerns me, and I refuse to see a scene like this and consider it normal

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They’re challenging social conventions, and that can be dangerous. What if some tragedy strikes, or worse, if someone dies, who’s to blame?

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What would happen to a child who sees this scene every day? Kids will think it’s normal to wait for the subway on the yellow line. So, don’t act like that guy over there. Follow the example of the girls.

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South Korean TV Channel Features First lesbian Kiss, But Sadly It Creates Controversy

Popular TV high school drama, Seonam Girls High School Investigators, featured a storyline, which resulted in two students sharing a kiss.

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The scene aired last week, but since then it has drawn criticism from in the conservative Asian country.

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South Korean’s conservative roots are quickly shifting to include more civil liberties, however, the Korea Communications Standards Commission received complaints after the show aired on TV – and the broadcast regulator has now pledged to investigate whether the moment violated regulations.

The Korea Communications Standards Commission said:

“We will decide whether this is an issue after we look into it, and whether there is any violation of broadcast policy.”

The creators of the show have defended the kiss as “necessary to the plot”. And in recent years, the country’s TV drama industry has tried to include more culturally-sensitive social issues, including gay characters and teenage pregnancy.

There was also a kissing scene earlier this month between two men in the drama, Kill Me, Heal Me.

Same-sex relationships are legal in South Korea, but same-sex unions aren’t recognised in the country. Few public figures are openly gay. Last September, two men were South Korea’s first same-sex couple to get married. Through a legal challenge, the couple, Kim Jho Kwang-Soo and Kim Seung-Hwan, hopes to make their country a leader of marriage equality in Asia.

Attitudes about same-sex conduct have changed South Korea in recent years, according to the Pew Research Center. South Korean views have shifted considerably since 2007, when 77% of respondents polled said same-sex conduct should be rejected and only 18% approved of it. But two years ago, 39% of residents said they accepted gay individuals.