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“If you are different from the crowd, you stand apart.” This is supposed to be a positive saying. But seldom has it meant much glee to those belonging to the LGBTQ community. Their emancipation has been long overdue and with countries like India striking down age-old laws against being LGBTQ, the clamor in support of equal rights for the community is steadily rising. The latest to voice his concern is Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the show.

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Kit, who recently attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with co-actors Thandie Newton, Emily Hampshire and director Xavier Dolan for their film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, talked to Variety about the representation of LGBTQ in mainstream cinema and other important walks of life.

He said, “There’s a big problem with the idea of masculinity and homosexuality. They can’t somehow go hand in hand. That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that gonna happen?” The film deals with a celebrity’s life, whose closet homosexual identity receives a tragic impact when the ‘truth’ gets surfaced in the society.

Newton remarked, “If we look at the sports industry, just the few people who have stepped into their true selves in an uncompromising way. The effect that would have in 10 years! It is changing, but we have to get behind those changes and keep pushing it.’’

Xavier Dolan added his voice to Kit’s, observing, “When I started writing Donovan, the Instagram was there but in the past year there have been so many young queer actors and actresses that came out through social media. But does that mean that the industry has changed in how it regards these talents and the opportunities it wants or doesn’t want to offer them”

“A lot of these people are my friends and they say ‘I am free now but I know I am not going to get the career I once wanted. But I am at peace with that because at least I can be who I am.’’’

Kit Harington wants LGBTQ Marvel Superhero

Marvel has faced the uproar of the community in the past due to the lack of LGBTQ representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially when a scene in Thor: Ragnarok that could have hinted at Valkyrie’s bisexuality was eventually cut from the final edit.

Valkyrie is a member of an elite group of female warriors tasked to defend Thor’s home planet, Asgard, and the character is bisexual in the comic books. Other potential queer characters presently residing in the MCU have suffered similar fates such as Loki, Okoye & Ayo in Black Panther, Korg in Thor: Ragnarok, with none being able to come out on the big screen.

Kit Harington questions the lack of gay superheroes in Marvel movies

The case doesn’t just point to Marvel, but to other mainstream productions as well. DC Comics writer Greg Rucka confirmed Wonder Woman as a bisexual character, which could have made her the first bisexual superhero on screen. But this finds no mention in the 2017 Warner Bros film Wonder Woman.

This has led to a Change.org petition being filed by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), a U.S. non-governmental media monitoring organization that shares LGBTQ stories to accelerate acceptance, to portray Wonder Woman’s bisexuality in the highly awaited sequel.

Kit Harington asks for LGBTQ representation in Marvel films

Recently, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, had hinted at out LGBTQ characters in MCU in the future, from the ones we’ve already seen and the ones we haven’t yet seen on screen. But this remains a mere possibility unless an official confirmation is made.

Kit Harington asks for LGBTQ representation in Marvel films

As far as Game of Thrones goes, it has a fair share of LGBTQ characters. Whether it’s Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand’s flaunt of their bisexuality, Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell’s hidden gay romance or Yara Greyjoy’s fierce acceptance of being lesbian, the land of seven kingdoms & beyond has had no qualms of presenting queer identities. Though when it comes to the people from the LGBTQ community taking mainstream roles in the society, we have a long way to walk. What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below.






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Deleted scene from Game of Thrones Season 8 shows another brutal character death

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Deleted scene from Game of Thrones Season 8 shows another brutal character death

Game of Thrones deleted scenes have been pouring out on the internet, now that the full series disc sets are here. We have reported about a couple of them, including one that showed Daenerys get the northern hate. The one we have today, comes from IGN, and it shows a death scene that was skipped from the episode, likely because the character isn’t considered that important. Read on!

Now, the character we’re talking about here is Alys Karstark, and the episode in question is Season 8, Episode 3, “The Long Night”. This deleted scene shows Alys meet her end while trying to protect Bran Stark in the Godswood. Check it out:

Well, it looks like Theon Greyjoy wasn’t the only guy that lost his life trying to look out for Bran Stark, and Alys deserves at least some credit for being one of the many to buy enough time for Arya Stark to swoop in and save the day.

This could’ve easily been kept in the episode. I mean, it’s game of Thrones, and it’s the most important big battle of the show. Surely one more death couldn’t have hurt.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Sophie Turner discusses her final Game of Thrones scene as Sansa Stark

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Sophie Turner discusses her final Game of Thrones scene as Sansa Stark

Game of Thrones deleted scenes and special feature types are flying all over the Internet, now that HBO has released the full series disc sets of the show. We have been reporting about many of these, and this one involves Sophie Turner discuss her final scene on the show as Sansa Stark. Read on!

The video was posted to Twitter, and it shows Sophie, dressed as Sansa, discuss her final scene on the show. Take a gander:

Sophie said:

“I think it was just so overwhelming, and I kind of kept reading and re-reading, and I felt a bit numb afterwards because I never thought I would be reading the final scene.”

Now, knowing Game of Thrones, there was always a risk that a major character could just drop dead, and Sophie feared this for Sansa as well. However, as we now know, she made it to the end, and she did really well. Speaking of that, Sophie said:

“It’s very gratifying. It’s great that she ends up being Queen in the North, and I think it’s the place where she really feels like she belongs. And I think it’s a really just, happy, good ending for her, which I was never expecting.”

Well, we know that was one character ending that we absolutely loved. What about you guys? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Daenerys gets the northern hate in deleted scene from Game of Thrones Season 8

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Daenerys gets the northern hate in deleted scene from Game of Thrones Season 8

Game of Thrones series disc sets are here, and we have seen deleted scenes from the show flood the internet as a result of that. Among these, was one showed Daenerys and Jon walk through Winterfell. Read on!

This scene fits into the timeline at the point when Winterfell is preparing for the battle. Jon and Daenerys take a walk through, looking at the preparations, and Daenerys gets some hateful looks from the Northeners. Check it out:

This actually would have fit well in the preparation sequence, and added to the overall unwelcomeness that we saw Daenerys get in the north in Season 8. It wasn’t necessary though, and probably why it was left out. We also saw Daenerys’ unsullied stop for her, but we didn’t really need to be reminded of their loyalty, making the scene even less required.

That being said, they could have just left it in. Not like we would complain about too much of Game of Thrones, right?

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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