Why The World Needs LGBT Superheroes

A director made an epic film trailer to demonstrate what a gay superhero movie might look like.

With #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend trending on Twitter last week, and fans vying for a Finn/Poe romance in the next Star Wars movie, it seems like the world is ready for more LGBT characters in Hollywood films.

Director Mike Buonaiuto passionately agrees with this idea, and created a trailer to inspire studios like DC and Marvel to include more LGBT representation in their projects.

“Iceman, Mystique and Catwoman are LGBT in the comic books, but appear as straight on screen,” the video begins. “So, we imagined a story where all superheroes could be portrayed accurately.”

What follows is an incredibly well-made trailer for a faux film that features the story of a man becoming a superhero while also falling in love with another man.

Buonaiuto shared that he believes it’s important for LGBT kids to have a hero they can look up to, and that “it’s time all superheroes were accurately portrayed on screen.”

The young director said that a physical copy of the trailer will be delivered to Marvel and DC studios alongside web analytics that illustrate the audience size.

Check out Buonaiuto’s trailer below.

h/t: Mashable

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