Cilisos: 4 Gay & Transgender Malaysian Movies Buzz Lightyear Can Take Notes From
(Article written by Ariff, first published in Cilisos on 13 June 2022.)
In case you haven’t heard, the animated film Lightyear – a prequel to Toy Story – has been canceled from being shown in Malaysia. No official reason was given but it’s speculated that it’s due to a kiss between a same-sex couple in the movie. Disney is refusing to cut the scene, but we think there’s a way they can bend things to get the movie approved in Malaysia.
Previously, LGBTQ characters weren’t even allowed to be shown on screen – but a change in rules does allow them albeit with some requirements: As long as there’s a cautionary outcome for their lifestyle where bad things happen to them or they repent, then it’s a-ok.
For this article, we’ll be focusing on mainstream films and TV shows – ones that you probably would have seen or at least heard about, so apologies to the smaller indie shows that didn’t make the cut. SPOILER ALERT: We’ll be talking about the endings of these shows, so keep this in mind in case you plan on watching them.
Read the rest of the article on Cilisos.