Who is your favorite fictional LGBTQ character in film/tv/comics/literature?

Since June is Pride month, just curious if anyone has a favorite LGBTQ character in a film, novel, comic/graphic novel or tv series?

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Has to be Cpt Jack from Dr Who and Torchwood. I have all seasons of Torchwood and Cpt Jack is an all action hero.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    It has to be Mr Wint and Mr Kidd from Diamonds are Forever (1971) and their very different counterparts in the 1956 Fleming novel.

    Are they politically correct? No!

    Is their homosexuality overdone or made fun of? No!

    Are they good henchmen and a lot of fun? Yes!

    Are their scenes the most memorable parts of the film? Yes!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Lafayette from True Blood, handsdown.
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    I don't have a favorite--don't really know of many at all. I'm hetero and prefer hetero characters--I think their energy is more dynamic. However, I fully respect all people, their desires and choices.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Thrasos wrote: »
    I don't have a favorite--don't really know of many at all. I'm hetero and prefer hetero characters--I think their energy is more dynamic. However, I fully respect all people, their desires and choices.
    Thrasos wrote: »
    I don't have a favorite--don't really know of many at all. I'm hetero and prefer hetero characters--I think their energy is more dynamic. However, I fully respect all people, their desires and choices.

    I think films and TV series have so far been dealing with the subject in either a conservative or stereotypical fashion, missing opportunities. Exceptions exist, of course, such as Brokeback Mountain.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Klaus Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    edited June 15 Posts: 3,738
    David Rose from Schitts Creek (Daniel Levys Character) and Oscar from The Office.
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Klaus Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy.

    I keep meaning to watch that someday.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    Willow Rosenberg from my favorite TV series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. One of my very favorite fictional characters period.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Willow Rosenberg from my favorite TV series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. One of my very favorite fictional characters period.

    Good call!
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    I have never thought about this, not in terms of a characters sexulity. I guess looking at it this way, it would have to be Melville Farr in Victim (1961). An obvious choice? Maybe. But there's no denying the films watershed status in British cinema, and as a crucial film in Sir Dirk's career. I would post the confrontation between Farr and his wife, as a taster, but would instead urge anyone interested just to seek out the film.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Hotel Kali-Yuga
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    It has to be Mr Wint and Mr Kidd from Diamonds are Forever (1971) and their very different counterparts in the 1956 Fleming novel.

    Are they politically correct? No!

    Is their homosexuality overdone or made fun of? No!

    Are they good henchmen and a lot of fun? Yes!

    Are their scenes the most memorable parts of the film? Yes!
    This. I also like Mystique and Hooded Justice.
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    Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang comes to mind first.
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    Rosa Klebb, one of the greatest Bond villains, in one of the best films.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 21 Posts: 14,442
    Rosa Klebb, one of the greatest Bond villains, in one of the best films.

    Ah! I'd forgotten about her but then her lesbianism is much more underplayed in the 1963 film version than it is in the 1957 novel. A necessary concession to the mores of the time I think it's safe to say.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Rosa Klebb, one of the greatest Bond villains, in one of the best films.

    Ah! I'd forgotten about her but then her lesbianism is much more underplayed in the 1963 film version than it is in the 1957 novel. A necessary concession to the mores of the time I think it's safe to say.

    True it was underplayed, though still obvious on screen certainly during her first meeting with Tatiana.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Magneto. Mabey Charles too.

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  • edited June 22 Posts: 1,066
    Is sexuality a particularly defining character trait? Which is why I never understood the purpose of the weekly references in Dr Who under Russel T Davis. I’m sure he thought he was being subversive but I’d like to think we are all already past caring about who other people love to the point that a cheeky joke or line week in week out is completely redundant. It reduced it to a subtle in-joke Easter egg which is completely the opposite of what it should be.

    Just like, normal
  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyAdministrator, Moderator
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    David and Patrick from Schitt's Creek.

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