…in the audio-visual world in general and in the cinema in particular, despite the cliché according to which “gay” characters abound in films today. The ODA (Observatory of Diversity in Audiovisual Media) pointed out in its 2020 report that the presence of LGTBI characters in the analysed movies and TV series is only 7.1%, falling even to 3.8% in the case of cinema films (knowing that, worldwide, 20% of the population does not identify as strictly heterosexual). As if that were not enough, only 54% of the LGTBI characters in these films pass the “Vito Ruso” qualitative test, developed by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), and within this underrepresentation, the situation of certain people (trans or bisexual, for example), is even worse.
Furthermore, not all parts of the LGTBI collective are represented in the same way. At this roundtable we have invited scriptwriters and filmmakers who focus their work on the least and worst represented people of the LGBTI community: lesbians, trans people, migrants, the elderly… Most of the time, they are invisible in the audio-visual field or represented in a stereotyped way. To make the diversity of LGTBIQ+ stories more visible, we have invited Zaida Carmona, Ferran Navarro-Beltrán and Elio Colen.