Doritos releases an ad featuring a lesbian couple, the newest "Harry Potter" game includes a trans witch, and Bella Ramsey reveals that they wore a chest binder on "The Last of Us" set.
Doritos Says ‘Let’s Go Lesbians’ With New Ad
Doritos has taken a bold stance in order to support the LGBT community on an international scale with its #PrideAllYear campaign. The most recent addition to their campaign was an ad titled “Bold Love” that launched in Mexico.
“Bold Love” features a lesbian couple talking about how much they love one another despite the homophobia they face while enjoying a bag of Doritos. The couple also discusses how their families would reject them and how half of the people they would invite to their wedding wouldn’t show up.
The video ends with statistics about the community coming across the screen. “Thirty-three percent of LGBTQ+ people experience discrimination at work,” and “3 out of 10 LGBTQ+ people have been kicked out of their homes.”
Just like the rest of the campaign, Doritos shares links to vital resources for the community. Check out the video on YouTube.
‘Harry Potter’ Includes Trans Representation For the First Time
Photo via Hogwart.Legacy.com.
The newest “Harry Potter” video game, Hogwarts Legacy, has finally launched after fans have been waiting for years. Hogwarts Legacy is an open-world action RPG that takes place long before any of the books or other video games in the Wizarding World’s universe.
The game includes Sirona Ryan, a trans witch and business owner who owns the famous Three Broomsticks pub seen throughout the series.
Hogwarts Legacy is published under Warner Bros. Games’ Portkey Games label and developed by Avalanche Software. The game’s official site makes it clear that “J.K. Rowling is not involved in the creation of the game.”
A Portkey representative told IGN, “The team felt that it was very important to create a game that is representative of the rich and diverse world of ‘Harry Potter’ as well as the groups of people who play games, which includes the LGBTQIA+ community.”
Check the game out at hogwartslegacy.com.
Bella Ramsey Wore Chest Binder During Filming Of ‘The Last Of Us’
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Bella Ramsey, a 19-year-old non-binary actor, revealed that they were wearing a chest binder 90% of the time on set of “The Last of Us.”
“The Last of Us” is an HBO series where a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope after a global pandemic destroys society.
An interview with GK Magazine revealed that Ramsey had frequently worn a binder on set for long periods of time. Ramsey recognizes that it “probably isn’t healthy. Like please, bind safely.”
Ramsey’s co-star Pedro Pascal has a trans sister, allowing him to be “super supportive” of Ramsey. The two also had conversations regarding identity. “We were just very honest and open with each other,” said Ramsey.
In an interview with the NY Times, Ramsey said, “I guess my gender has always been very fluid.”
“I’m very much just a person,” Ramsey elaborated. “Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.”