Ever since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first conceptualized the X-men comics, which The Gifted is based on, it has served as an allegory for the oppression of marginalized people. You are commenting using your WordPress. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: This scene actually reminds me of a quote from Love, Simon: We demand actual representation, especially from something that has built an empire on exploring queer themes. Those seem like the appropriately timely parallels for an X-Men show to make in Tragically, this vastly increases the likelihood of them experiencing physical violence or even being murdered.
Let them know they are not alone.
The Gifted on Fox seems really gay, so why isn’t it actually?
They began to draw overt parallels between mutants and gays, which was seen as a revolutionary act. When the X-men first debuted, nearly six decades ago, ambiguity was necessary to tell queer stories. Let them know they are not alone. Never dismiss or show disappointment in youths' sexual feelings. Homophobia and transphobia are serious, deadly issues. Generations of queers were accustomed to having to imagine themselves into narratives that on the surface ignored and excluded them, looking for subtle references and signifiers that they could interpret as vaguely queer. Raise teachers' awareness that every classroom can include GLB students who are scared, confused and lonely.
You are still the same son who I love to tease and who your father depends on for just about everything. So it seems to me that the mutant metaphor has more-or-less outlived its usefulness. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Continuing to rely on it is at best lazy, at worst cowardly and homophobic. In The Gifted, purifiers believe that mutants are a threat to society and must be stringently monitored or eliminated entirely. YouTube Twitter Instagram Contact. Unfortunately, this parallels the experiences of transgender people today.