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Wme-glaad Panel Focuses on Lgbtq Inclusion in Film, Endeavor Pledges to Boost Representation

Wme-glaad Panel Focuses on Lgbtq Inclusion in Film, Endeavor Pledges to Boost Representation

Director Kay Cannon, whose feature debut in R-rated comedy “Blockers” featured a lesbian romance, said the original script did not include a gay character.

But after considering that teenage girls may be grappling with their sexuality, Cannon said she decided to write the character into the film and was later surprised there was no push back from the studio, Universal.

“I didn’t get a note,” Cannon said. “They were incredibly progressive.”

Despite the inclusion of Lgbtq characters in recent major releases like “Blockers” and “Love, Simon,” 2017 was not a good year for Lgbtq characters in film, according to a GLAAD report released Tuesday showing fewer films featuring Lgbtq characters compared with 2016.

The report was the subject of conversation Tuesday at Wme, where the agency partnered with GLAAD to host a panel. Cannon was one of several participating in the discussion on the state of Lgbtq inclusiveness in Hollywood films.

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