Movies like “Get Hard,” “Ted 2” or “The Wolf of Wall Street” liberally use homophobic terms or poke fun at gay characters, according to advocacy group GLAAD. Beyond a few jokes and putdowns, most major studio films are entirely devoid of Lgbt figures. In 2014, for example, only 17 of more than 100 studio releases included lesbian, gay or bisexual characters, and most of those roles amounted to little more than cameos.
“We’re still the butt of the joke,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO and president of GLAAD. “We’re still infrequently seen and when we are seen, it’s in a negative light.”
To illustrate movie studios’ lack of progress, GLAAD is launching a new online video campaign entitled “Hollywood Must Do Better.