Disney+ premiered its most recent streaming series Loki on Wednesday, June 9. As is common for Hollywood, Disney didn’t miss the chance to demonstrate how “woke” it is.
At the beginning of a recent promo for the series, an official looking report from the show categorizes Loki’s sex as “fluid.”
Merriam-Webster defines gender fluidity as, “of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is not fixed.”
According to Collider, “We have already seen that Loki has the ability to disguise himself as other people. However, we have never seen him shapeshift into someone of the opposite sex. That appears to be changing, as the TVA’s folder lists Loki’s sex as fluid in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it detail.”
“This is just not an exciting addition of explicit LGBTQ+ representation in the MCU; this all but confirms the addition of Lady Loki in the show,” it adds.
For those unfamiliar with the Marvel comics, Collider also explains:
“To get you caught up, Lady Loki is essentially no different from the Loki we’ve come to know and love. Although, she does have one major difference, and that is that she was created after the god inhabited a human body previously meant for the spirit of Lady Sif. Loki was able to take over this body, using it in recent years to do what he does best: trick and manipulate. In the 2019 novel Loki: Where Mischief Lies by author Mackenzi Lee, Loki’s gender fluidity and pansexuality were confirmed as canon, at least in the current comic timeline. It looks like it might become canon in the MCU as well.”
Interestingly, not even this move from Disney+ is enough to satisfy the woke crowd.
Inverse writes, “Marvel’s Loki reveal isn’t perfect. Tom Hiddleston is a cisgender man, and casting cis actors in trans roles is frowned upon, though Loki’s shapeshifting abilities may help sidestep that issue. There’s also some criticism that this canonical reveal is paired to a Disney+ streaming series, instead of a blockbuster film.”
For those unfamiliar with the terms of gender ideology, “cisgender” refers to people who identify with their biological sex.
Loki is Disney’s third Marvel series to be released directly to Disney+ following WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winder Soldier. The production budget for each of the series likely exceeded $100 million.
However, that’s peanuts for Disney+, as The Walt Disney Company is expected to shell out between $8 – $9 billion for the streaming service in 2024 alone.
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