Theo James Hopes For LGBT Movie Hero


Actor Theo James suggests Hollywood should include more gay action heroes on the big screens. In a recent interview with The Advocate magazine, Theo insisted, the action movies are focused on male characters and he hopes that Hollywood will show more diversity in the future.

When he was asked whether the big screen production will ever include LGBT hero, James said,

“It’s very hard to tell, because today there are great shows like (U.S. TV series) Looking, poignant pieces of work that revolve around a central cast of characters that happen to be gay.”

“But I remember when Queer as Folk came out and thinking, ‘Things are changing. Maybe there will be more shows like this.’ And then suddenly there was a drought. Hopefully the day we have a gay action hero isn’t far away.”

He also insists on more female-focused action movies like his new movie Divergent, which features Shailene Woodley, adding,

“It’s frustrating we still don’t see more movies featuring strong women. But it does seem like things are beginning to change with films like this and The Hunger Games. We’re in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone’s throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self.”

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