Marvel Studios has been at the forefront of inclusivity. It has had individuals from diverse backgrounds in its productions. More and more, women, minorities, and LGBTQ representation in its films and TV shows have been a welcome step taken by the company. In this context, Loki was a pioneer. Tom Hiddleston’s character was both, gender fluid and bisexual.
However, Disney+, which has come out with its pride collection has left Loki out of it? Why did Disney+ do this? Considering Loki had such a prominent LGBTQ representation. We take a closer look at this in this article.
Disney+ Left Out Loki From Its Pride Collection
June is Pride month and to celebrate this, Disney+ added a list of films and shows to its Pride collection that had LGBTQ representation in them. These included Eternals, Jessica Jones, Runaways, and Marvel’s Hero Project. However, Loki was not on the list. Loki was revealed to be bisexual in the series. This was established with the following conversation he had with Sylvie in the series.
Sylvie: “How about you? You’re a prince. Must’ve been would-be princesses. Or perhaps another prince.”
Loki: “A bit of both. I suspect the same as you. But nothing ever…”
Despite Loki being gender fluid and bisexual, why was the show left out of Disney+’s pride collection? We answer this question below.
Why Did Disney+ do This?
It turns out, that other shows like Jessica Jones, Runaways, and Marvel’s Hero Project had bigger milestones when it came to LGBTQ representation. Moreover, Loki being gender fluid or bisexual was not explored much in the first season of the show. Perhaps, that may change in the future. this is why other shows took precedence and were added to the Pride list of Disney+ and Loki was not. What do you think of all this? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Loki is available to stream on Disney+.