Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is the new film "Avatar" trans-bi-homophobic?

Is James Cameron's new film, Avatar, trans-bi-homophobic? According to the site the film is because “Heterosexual arrogance, assumptions or exclusions of alternative sexualities in movies is no longer acceptable. Diversity and tolerance are human rights,” reports the Advocate. "The site's creator, who is described on the blog as a young transgender person living in the Bay Area, counters by saying going after Avatar will send a message to Hollywood because it is likely to be the top grossing film of the year. Interestingly, the language of the Na’vi, the fictional race of people portrayed in Avatar, was created by University of Southern California linguistics professor Paul Frommer, who himself is gay."