At least we have "Wonder Woman."
There are hundreds of female superheroes in both the DC and Marvel universes, but after 19 superhero movies in recent years, we've only just started seeing these amazing super women getting their time in the limelight.
With the success of "Wonder Woman" — arguably the best DC movie to date — it appears we're taking a step in the right direction, but we're not there yet.
Some argue that we've made actual progress because a film that is heroine-centered was released and treated like any other superhero movie. As it currently stands, when strong female characters make their way to center stage in film, it's a huge freakin' deal. It's disappointing that our society is still in a place where we have to examine our movies this way, but even so, there's no denying that the statistics on heroine-centered films are numbers worth looking at.
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.