JurorNo.2 wrote:You know, something else has been occurring to me. Feig all but said he wanted to portray Holtzmann as a gay character. And Feig also hinted the studio wasn't cool with broadcasting that. And who are some of the biggest fans of this movie and Holtzmann -- Tumblr girls.
Honestly, and maybe this might put me in a negative light, but I'm sorta happy with that move. However, while I do agree that Holtzmann is gay, there's something about not out right saying it that ... adds to her. It's human, in an interesting way, because she is still a sexual icon, but subtle and you're more focused on other elements to her personality.
Now I'm not playing the "homophobic" card, I think that label is used too often.
I certainly hope my point doesn't make some wave that card at me too.
But it goes back to what I was saying earlier that GB16 doesn't sexualize women in the traditional sense. I do think segments of the audience...weren't sure how to take it. What lesbians find attractive in women isn't always what straight men find attractive in women (same can often be said for gay men vs straight women, and what they find attractive in men).
I'm working on a web comic with the ATC team going on jobs, busting ghosts, and etc. And my co-writer/illustrator is one of those Tumblr girls. She's a Pansexual or an Asexual person, but really rejoices in the LGBTQ aspect of Holtzmann and "Holtzbert." I'm a straight heterosexual male who has mixed feelings towards LGBTQ, but I'm all for human rights, equality, and respecting people's life choices. Jillian is gay, I write with respect to that, (heck I got an idea with Gal Gadot being the character model for one story), but I also remember that she's not JUST that and not just the mad scientist trope, but a person and one who should be explored in different ways.
"What's the point in being grown up if you can't be Childish sometimes?" - The Fourth Doctor, DOCTOR WHO, BBC