PRIDE: The most controversial LGBT+ movies that broke taboos

Mexico.- The seventh art is a form of expression and has also served as a flag for the LGBT+ community, which has denounced abuses and controversies by some of its members.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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América Chávez is the character who has two moms. Photo: SPECIAL.

The performance of Xóchitl Gómez who plays América Chávez, a lesbian character in the comics, was not very well received by these nations.

The Hollywood Reporter said the film had been banned in Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is illegal. Since then, multiple media outlets have cited an AFP report stating that Disney was asked to remove “LGBTQ references” from the film, but that the film has not been banned.

America Chavez and her moms. Photo: Special.

The controversial scene points out the character openly “having two mothers” causing the film not to reach the following countries since Disney refused to edit the 12 seconds of Dr Strange 2: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt.

Lightyear: kiss scene between two lesbian characters

The film that delves into the life of Buzz Lightyear was censored before its release in 14 countries.

A lesbian kiss was reason enough for Middle Eastern nations to ban the Disney film.

Lightyear was censored in some countries. Photo: Disney.

Nations in Asia and the Middle East have refused to show the film about the “Toy Story” character, produced by Pixar.

The United Arab Emirates announced over the weekend that it was banning the film for “violation of the country’s media content standards”, tweeting a photograph of the main character, Buzz Lightyear, with a red “No” symbol.


The film is a moral criticism about intolerance against homosexuals. Even the defendant’s own defense attorney initially has doubts about his client due to his moderate intransigence towards gays.

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Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is a lawyer who works for a prestigious law firm. Everything goes well until his bosses, homophobes fire him after learning that he is homosexual and has AIDS.

From there, a trial for unfair dismissal will begin, for which Andrew turns to a media lawyer named Joe Miller (Denzel Washington).

The film won applause for addressing the issue of AIDS and discrimination against homosexuals, which contains an excellent performance by Tom Hanks, who plays an AIDS patient as no one could, and an exceptional Denzel Washington in his role as a lawyer. advocate.

(Brokeback Mountain) Secret in the Mountain

Two cowboys meet while lining up to be hired by rancher Joe Aguirre. When their boss sends them to herd cattle on Brokeback Mountain, a special feeling develops between them that leads to an intimate relationship. One of them had a relationship, which caused controversy and the pronouncement of conservative groups.

The film was very controversial. Photo: Special.

The 2006 film shows how love is born during isolation, herding sheep on Brokeback Mountain, there they decide to have sex, which begins a dangerous romance. The cowboys, Ennis and Jack, were played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively.

Among the actors who were considered to play two gay cowboys were Joaquin Phoenix, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg.

The film is based on a short story by American writer Annie Proulx and the screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize winners Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.

Milk: a man, a revolution, a hope

Harvey Milk is the first openly gay politician elected to public office in the United States. At forty, tired of running away from himself, Milk decides to come out of the closet and start a business in California.

Once there, he opens a business that soon becomes the meeting point for homosexuals in the neighborhood. Milk becomes his spokesperson and, to defend his rights, he does not hesitate to confront businessmen, unions and politicians. His bravery encourages others to follow in his footsteps. However, in his private life, he maintains a destructive romantic relationship with Jack Lira, an unstable young man who clings to him to survive. He was murdered.

The film shows how the characters face a world of homophobia, racism and lack of opportunities due to their sexual preferences.

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