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    14 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 3:34 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5751

    CutThumb said: View Post
    After yesterdays tantrum I've studied various articles scattered across the newsfeeds about "Landos Pansexuality". I found some of the feedback from the LGBT community interesting. Some responses are surprisingly on a par with some post here, and in almost exactly mirrored my first post .

    In summary quite a few find it the rumour that a lead character in a huge big budget blockbuster release just MIGHT BE LGBT which seems to emerge a few days before the release, BUT thats as far as it gets, more than a coincidence.

    As Bryancd points out its often revealed as " just a thought process" that never actually transitions into movie screen time. And so its being defined as simply lip service to their community and more than a little annoying that the big companys aren't actually committing anything more solid than rumour to the script.

    The most representative article I came across is this from "The Guardian" but its a well balanced appraisal from a gay writer.

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...ndo-calrissian

    I'm done with the argument. I hope Solo is sufficiently well written and entertaining to put this clumsy attempt to draw a few more people into see it to one side . I'm uncertain at the moment , bearing in mind that until last night I was pretty keen to see it.
    Which is why it’s a lose, lose, lose scenario for any studio. Make a character gay, they are pandering. Mention a character may be gay but it’s not realized on screen, they are giving lip service. Have no gay characters and they are homophobic. This is why we can’t have nice things.
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    14 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 3:41 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5752

    Oh come on, really?! You know it will be the first card they pull when this film drops off a cliff in week 2 “they hate this film cause muh diversity and inclusion”. It will be Ghostbusters reboot 2.0 with Soylo.

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    Lol. I can’t swallow the red pill for you. Just doing my part to make the RPF great again @Westies
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    14 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 3:42 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5753

    MooCriket said: View Post
    Oh come on, really?! You know it will be the first card they pull when this film drops off a cliff in week 2 “they hate this film cause muh diversity and inclusion”. It will be Ghostbusters reboot 2.0 with Soylo.
    Oh my God, you are too funny.
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    14 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 3:43 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5754

    You mean, I am BIG league funny
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    14 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 3:50 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5755

    I thought it was “Biggly”
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    14 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 4:07 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5756

    My “good boy” loves me as I am, referencing your signature.

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    No, you would use “Bigly” as follows:
    Soylo is going to suck...Bigly
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    14 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 4:13 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5757

    The only "agenda" in Hollywood is diversity in front of and behind the camera. White, straight, and male by default is the norm, and given our nations history of racism and secism, that's the normal outcome. The idea is to make sure everyone out there is shown they can be part of this world too... you know-- the ehe point of America.

    Now, how studios go about pulling this off is a mixed bag, and full of missteps. But if any think that trying to do this is a bad thing, they should re-examine thier prejudices.
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    13 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 4:49 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5758

    Not one person has stated in this thread that they are against diversity. You want gay...fine. You want Bi/lesbian, pan sexual...sure why not...(although one could argue...why is that needed in SW at all) but don’t retcon an established character!

    It’s not really that hard to understand is it?
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    13 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 5:03 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5759

    MooCriket said: View Post
    Not one person has stated in this thread that they are against diversity. You want gay...fine. You want Bi/lesbian, pan sexual...sure why not...(although one could argue...why is that needed in SW at all) but don’t retcon an established character!

    It’s not really that hard to understand is it?
    You guys should listen to Moocriket--he knows the score.

    This gay Lando reveal is way too aggressive and in-your-face to the fan community at-large, in terms of trying to inject modern diversity into Star Wars. They should create a new character who's gay or pan-gay or whatever, if they want, but as Moo said, this is Star Wars and there really shouldn't be much sexual expression, regardless of the the orientations represented. Lando is suddenly quear?! Good God. They should take baby steps in putting forth their agenda.

    The problem is, this is their idea of baby steps.

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    13 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 5:24 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5760

    MooCriket said: View Post
    Not one person has stated in this thread that they are against diversity. You want gay...fine. You want Bi/lesbian, pan sexual...sure why not...(although one could argue...why is that needed in SW at all) but don’t retcon an established character!

    It’s not really that hard to understand is it?
    In this case I agree, but at the same time, a lot if people say thIs, but still resist and complain about every attempt at it.
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    12 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 5:32 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5761

    The Wook said: View Post

    This gay Lando reveal is way too aggressive
    You are so easily triggered. This is not a "gay Lando" reveal. And Lando calling Solo "Baby" or the droid accusing him of flirting is a big zero in support of that. Until you see Lando on screen being "gay" or whatever else makes you uncomfortable, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. That's the score.
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    12 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 5:42 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5762

    You know what I didnt see when all the reactions dropped from the premiere?


    I didnt see any tweets about lando being gay.

    But yet here's a bunch of grown adults whining about someone who had a total of about 15 minutes of screentime between 2 movies and whether or not that character may take a shine to something other than a human female.

    But it has stopped some people from talking about how short the new han is.
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    12 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 6:18 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5763

    Lando has been on the movie screen four times up to this point.
    Three times by Billy Dee Williams in ESB, RTOJ and the Lego Movie.
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    12 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 6:25 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5764

    Lego movie isn't canon and in the other 2 he was still a supporting character that did not have a ton of screen time.
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    11 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 6:41 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5765

    Fly4v said: View Post
    IlThat's right he has to be gay.... no straight guy can be like that.
    As a great man once said:
    "As long as you're heart's in the right place, we don't care what you put in your mouth."
    If the movie is 1/2 as entertaining as this thread, it will be worth seeing! ..... well at least a Redbox rental.
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    11 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 7:05 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5766

    Bigdaddy said: View Post
    As a great man once said:
    "As long as you're heart's in the right place, we don't care what you put in your mouth."
    If the movie is 1/2 as entertaining as this thread, it will be worth seeing! ..... well at least a Redbox rental.
    I have been holding off on that quote for the entire time.
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    9 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 8:50 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5767

    Fly4v said: View Post
    Lando has been on the movie screen four times up to this point.
    Three times by Billy Dee Williams in ESB, RTOJ and the Lego Movie.
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    9 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 8:57 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5768

    Thread: "I hate that a fictional character who doesn't exist has a lifestyle that doesn't affect me!"
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    9 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 9:02 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5769

    CT1138 said: View Post
    Thread: "I hate that a fictional character who doesn't exist has a lifestyle that doesn't affect me!"
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    Lame
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    9 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 9:05 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5770

    Pansexual literally means a person who loves anyone. Man, woman, green space babe...
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    9 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 9:14 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5771

    CT1138 said: View Post
    Pansexual literally means a person who loves anyone. Man, woman, green space babe...WORM, DROID, Exhaust Port, Box of Twinkies, ...
    Fixed that for you.
    Have you read the article? Did you miss the part where Kasden Jr., pretty much states that Lando is hooking up with his droid? Again...who cares. Include your pansexual in SW, and have them hook up with the Falcon's exhaust port for all I care...just don't screw with an established character.
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    9 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 9:20 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5772

    From what I've heard, though, it's not even mentioned in the movie, so it's just one writer's kid's fantasy for all I care. They're not really making it an issue. But hey, some people fall in love with a personality. Droids in SW DO have artificial personalities (Chopper is an a-hole, C-3PO is prissy). I can completely understand that. In truth, this COULD open up a new frontier in SW. A conversation I would be interested in seeing held.

    NEW IMPERIAL POLICY...
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    9 Hours Ago  May 19, 2018, 9:28 PM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5773

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    5 Hours Ago  May 20, 2018, 12:31 AM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5774

    I had no interest in listening to this, I just liked the title card.

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    5 Hours Ago  May 20, 2018, 1:16 AM - Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story #5775

    I just jumped in here and....

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