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21st May '17 1:51:04 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': The Black Queen in the comic books is a PsychoLesbian who only shows interest in getting it on with Barbarella and ignores Pygar. She was changed to a DepravedBisexual for the movie, still showing interest in Barbarella but also Pygar, even having dreams about him, which suggests she prefers him to Barbarella.

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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': The Black Queen in the comic books is a PsychoLesbian who only shows interest in getting it on with Barbarella and ignores Pygar. She was changed to a DepravedBisexual for the movie, still showing interest in Barbarella but also Pygar, even having dreams about him, which suggests she prefers him to Barbarella. Barbarella is [[BiTheWay not adverse to female attention herself]] in the comics, but she's clearly not interested in the Black Queen in the film. She's also [[FreeLoveFuture openly promiscuous]], but in the film has to be coaxed into sex (though is quite eager once she experiences it for the first time). This is PlayedForLaughs however.
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': The Black Queen in the comic books is a PsychoLesbian who only shows interest in getting it on with Barbarella and ignores Pygar. She was changed to a DepravedBisexual for the movie, still showing interest in Barbarella but also Pygar, even having dreams about him, which suggests she prefers him to Barbarella.
* Confirmed for Gaston's ComicRelief sidekick [=LeFou=] by WordOfSaintPaul in the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017''. Creator/JoshGad even admitted to being proud of playing the first openly gay Disney character. How "open" he comes across is up to viewer interpretation in the actual movie.



* In the novel ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason]]'', Rebecca Gillies was a passive-aggressive AlphaBitch who was setting her claws on Mark Darcy. In the film version, she was changed to a nice BrainyBrunette with [[IncompatibleOrientation a crush on Bridget]].
* In Creator/TennesseeWilliams' 1955 play ''Theatre/CatOnAHotTinRoof'', Brick's friend Skipper killed himself after drunkenly confessing his love, and Brick's own feelings are rather violently conflicted and ambiguous. The 1958 film strips out this aspect, which some critics have suggested leaves the central conflict of Brick's character somewhat muddled.
* In the movie of ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', Blanche's story about her ex-husband's suicide changes from homosexuality (as in the play by Tennessee Williams) to "weakness".
* Shows up from time to time in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise:
** The film version of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' eliminates Rosa Klebb's scene from [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove the book]] of outright trying to seduce Tatiana. In the movie Klebb plays uncomfortably with Tatiana's hair while talking of "a labor of love".
** Pussy Galore's lesbianism is downplayed in the film version of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', where she merely tells Bond she is "immune" to his charms. Tilly was also a lesbian in [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} the book]] and in love with Pussy, but is depicted as purely heterosexual in the film.
* The documentary ''Film/TheCelluloidCloset'' was supposed to feature a sequence detailing [[{{Biopic}} biopics]] where the subject was known to be gay or bisexual, but was nevertheless portrayed as straight. It was cut due to rights issues. Some of the films meant to be featured were:

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* In the novel ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones: ''Literature/BridgetJones: The Edge of Reason]]'', Reason'', Rebecca Gillies was a passive-aggressive AlphaBitch who was setting her claws on Mark Darcy. In the film version, she was changed to a nice BrainyBrunette with [[IncompatibleOrientation a crush on Bridget]].
* ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'': Christopher Isherwood's autobiographical collection of short-stories ''Goodbye to Berlin'' never hide the fact that the protagonist was gay, but when they adapted it into the film they turned the main-character bisexual, had him hook up with the cabaret singer Sally and had them being the official couple for the majority of the play, with a token mention of his attraction to men at the beginning and the end of their relationship. This apperantly pissed off Isherwood to the point that he wrote ''Christopher and his Kind'' in an effort to (pardon the pun) set the record straight. This book was given a movie adaptation in 2011, staring Creator/MattSmith. Watching the two movies back-to-back is actually a really good case-study of the LGBT-movement's progress in the last forty years.
* In Creator/TennesseeWilliams' 1955 play ''Theatre/CatOnAHotTinRoof'', Brick's friend Skipper killed himself after drunkenly confessing his love, and Brick's own feelings are rather violently conflicted and ambiguous. The 1958 film strips out this aspect, which some critics have suggested leaves the central conflict of Brick's character somewhat muddled.
* In the movie of ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', Blanche's story about her ex-husband's suicide changes from homosexuality (as in the play by Tennessee Williams) to "weakness".
* Shows up from time to time in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise:
** The film version of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' eliminates Rosa Klebb's scene from [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove the book]] of outright trying to seduce Tatiana. In the movie Klebb plays uncomfortably with Tatiana's hair while talking of "a labor of love".
** Pussy Galore's lesbianism is downplayed in the film version of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', where she merely tells Bond she is "immune" to his charms. Tilly was also a lesbian in [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} the book]] and in love with Pussy, but is depicted as purely heterosexual in the film.
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* The documentary ''Film/TheCelluloidCloset'' was supposed to feature a sequence detailing [[{{Biopic}} biopics]] {{Biopic}}s where the subject was known to be gay or bisexual, but was nevertheless portrayed as straight. It was cut due to rights issues. Some of the films meant to be featured were:



** ''Film/AlexanderTheGreat'', starring Richard Burton
** ''Hans Christian Andersen'', starring Danny Kaye (the filmmakers were denied the rights to this because the studio mistakenly thought the documentary would claim that ''Kaye'' was gay, rather than Andersen)
** ''Night and Day'', starring Cary Grant as a straight Music/ColePorter.

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** ''Film/AlexanderTheGreat'', starring Richard Burton
Burton.
** ''Hans Christian Andersen'', starring Danny Kaye (the filmmakers were denied the rights to this because the studio mistakenly thought the documentary would claim that ''Kaye'' was gay, rather than Andersen)
Andersen).
** ''Night and Day'', starring Cary Grant as a straight Music/ColePorter.



* ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'' portrayed the relationship between Ruth and Idgie (which is quite clearly a lesbian union in the book) as friends, with strong implications of LesYay.
* The film adaptation of David Gerrold's autobiographical novel ''Martian Child'' had the openly gay Gerrold played as straight by John Cusack, giving him Amanda Peet to flirt with.
* In the film adaptation of ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', [[spoiler:Peter Gulliam]] is portrayed as gay, and though he was never said to be explicitly straight in the novel it's never elaborated on. Not that it makes much of a difference in either, since his sexuality is relevant to anything for all of six seconds. WordOfGod for the movie is that they made him gay because the idea of him being closeted fit in well with the themes of secrecy and concealment throughout the entire story.
* In ''Film/{{Rope}}'' (the original play) Brandon, Philip and Rupert were explicitly gay. In Alfred Hitchcock's film adaptation (which was made in 1948) it was reduced to subtext between Brandon and Rupert with Brandon also referring to a past relationship with Janet implying he's possibly bisexual.
* In a ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' adaptation, Basil was played by a woman.
* Supposedly, the producers wanted to remove all homosexual allusions from the film adaptation of ''Literature/QueenOfTheDamned'', so Louis (Lestat's long-suffering fledgeling) wasn't included in the movie despite playing a fairly pivotal role in the book, and Lestat was given a female love interest in Jesse (who showed absolutely no interest in him in the book).
* The Robert Wise version of ''Film/TheHaunting1963'' has a female character who is implied, but never outright stated, to be attracted to women. ''Film/TheHaunting1999'' remake makes the same character openly bisexual.
* The biopic ''Killer Nurse'' depicted serial killer Charles Cullen as a necrophiliac, despite there being absolutely no evidence he was one in real life.
* ''Literature/TheOtherBoleynGirl'' (both the film and the book) portray George Boleyn as gay. In real life he was a notorious womaniser due to his shrew of a wife. In the book he is having an affair with a male courtier while in the film it is mostly subtext, his wife challenging him about why he never sleeps with her.
* The ''Film/{{Tomie}}'' films portray the title villain as a DepravedBisexual who has several [[SchoolgirlLesbians Schoolgirl Lesbian]] lovers. This is in sharp contrast to the manga, where Tomie outright ''hated'' other girls, and was very contemptuous and territorial around them.



* In the ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Harding was as heavily implied to be gay as was possible in 1960s literature, depicted as effeminate and forced into the asylum for unnamed sexual acts, and getting a long speech about the ridiculousness of the society that condemned him. In the movie, however, he's reduced to a background character who gets at most three lines, which might not count as this trope if not for the fact that his appearance is totally different - and far more masculine - as well. Book readers usually don't even recognise him until the nurse uses his name.
* ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'': Christopher Isherwood's autobiographical collection of short-stories ''Goodbye to Berlin'' never hide the fact that the protagonist was gay, but when they adapted it into the film they turned the main-character bisexual, had him hook up with the cabaret singer Sally and had them being the official couple for the majority of the play, with a token mention of his attraction to men at the beginning and the end of their relationship. This apperantly pissed off Isherwood to the point that he wrote ''Christopher and his Kind'' in an effort to (pardon the pun) set the record straight. This book was given a movie adaptation in 2011, staring Creator/MattSmith. Watching the two movies back-to-back is actually a really good case-study of the LGBT-movement's progress in the last forty years.
* Confirmed for Gaston's ComicRelief sidekick [=LeFou=] by WordOfSaintPaul in the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}''. Creator/JoshGad even admitted to being proud of playing the first openly gay Disney character. How "open" he comes across is up to viewer interpretation in the actual movie.
* In ''Film/{{Power Rangers|2017}}'', [[spoiler: Trini the Yellow Ranger]] is hinted to have been in a relationship with another girl, and the movie's creators have said that she's at a point where she's [[AmbiguouslyGay questioning]] her [[AmbiguouslyBi sexuality]]. It is confirmed that she's not straight, at least.

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* In ''Film/FriedGreenTomatoes'' portrayed the ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Harding was as heavily implied to be gay as was possible in 1960s literature, depicted as effeminate and forced into the asylum for unnamed sexual acts, and getting a long speech about the ridiculousness of the society that condemned him. In the movie, however, he's reduced to a background character who gets at most three lines, which might not count as this trope if not for the fact that his appearance is totally different - and far more masculine - as well. Book readers usually don't even recognise him until the nurse uses his name.
* ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'': Christopher Isherwood's autobiographical collection of short-stories ''Goodbye to Berlin'' never hide the fact that the protagonist was gay, but when they adapted it into the film they turned the main-character bisexual, had him hook up with the cabaret singer Sally and had them being the official couple for the majority of the play, with a token mention of his attraction to men at the beginning and the end of their relationship. This apperantly pissed off Isherwood to the point that he wrote ''Christopher and his Kind'' in an effort to (pardon the pun) set the record straight. This book was given a movie adaptation in 2011, staring Creator/MattSmith. Watching the two movies back-to-back is actually a really good case-study of the LGBT-movement's progress in the last forty years.
* Confirmed for Gaston's ComicRelief sidekick [=LeFou=] by WordOfSaintPaul in the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}''. Creator/JoshGad even admitted to being proud of playing the first openly gay Disney character. How "open" he comes across is up to viewer interpretation in the actual movie.
* In ''Film/{{Power Rangers|2017}}'', [[spoiler: Trini the Yellow Ranger]] is hinted to have been in a
relationship between Ruth and Idgie (which is quite clearly a lesbian union in the book) as friends, with another girl, and the movie's creators have said that she's at a point where she's [[AmbiguouslyGay questioning]] her [[AmbiguouslyBi sexuality]]. It is confirmed that she's not straight, at least.strong implications of LesYay.



* ''Film/TheHandmaiden'': In the ''Literature/{{Fingersmith}}'' novel [[spoiler: Gentleman was gay, and his interest in Maud was entirely monetary. Fujiwara has an overwhelming desire for Hideko.]]

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* ''Film/TheHandmaiden'': In the ''Literature/{{Fingersmith}}'' novel [[spoiler: Gentleman was gay, and his interest in Maud was entirely monetary. His movie equivalent Fujiwara has an overwhelming desire for Hideko.]]Hideko.
* The Robert Wise version of ''Film/TheHaunting1963'' has a female character who is implied, but never outright stated, to be attracted to women. ''Film/TheHaunting1999'' remake makes the same character openly bisexual.
* Shows up from time to time in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise:
** The film version of ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' eliminates Rosa Klebb's scene from [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove the book]] of outright trying to seduce Tatiana. In the movie Klebb plays uncomfortably with Tatiana's hair while talking of "a labor of love".
** Pussy Galore's lesbianism is downplayed in the film version of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', where she merely tells Bond she is "immune" to his charms. Tilly was also a lesbian in [[Literature/{{Goldfinger}} the book]] and in love with Pussy, but is depicted as purely heterosexual in the film.
* The biopic ''Killer Nurse'' depicted serial killer Charles Cullen as a necrophiliac, despite there being absolutely no evidence he was one in real life.
* The film adaptation of David Gerrold's autobiographical novel ''Martian Child'' had the openly gay Gerrold played as straight by John Cusack, giving him Amanda Peet to flirt with.
* In the ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', Harding was as heavily implied to be gay as was possible in 1960s literature, depicted as effeminate and forced into the asylum for unnamed sexual acts, and getting a long speech about the ridiculousness of the society that condemned him. In the movie, however, he's reduced to a background character who gets at most three lines, which might not count as this trope if not for the fact that his appearance is totally different - and far more masculine - as well. Book readers usually don't even recognise him until the nurse uses his name.
* ''Literature/TheOtherBoleynGirl'' (both the film and the book) portray George Boleyn as gay. In real life he was a notorious womaniser due to his shrew of a wife. In the book he is having an affair with a male courtier while in the film it is mostly subtext, his wife challenging him about why he never sleeps with her.
* In a ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' adaptation, Basil was played by a woman.
* In ''Film/PowerRangers2017'', [[spoiler:Trini the Yellow Ranger]] is hinted to have been in a relationship with another girl, and the movie's creators have said that she's at a point where she's [[AmbiguouslyGay questioning]] her [[AmbiguouslyBi sexuality]]. It is confirmed that she's not straight, at least.
* Supposedly, the producers wanted to remove all homosexual allusions from the film adaptation of ''Literature/QueenOfTheDamned'', so Louis (Lestat's long-suffering fledgeling) wasn't included in the movie despite playing a fairly pivotal role in the book, and Lestat was given a female love interest in Jesse (who showed absolutely no interest in him in the book).
* In ''Film/{{Rope}}'' (the original play) Brandon, Philip and Rupert were explicitly gay. In Alfred Hitchcock's film adaptation (which was made in 1948) it was reduced to subtext between Brandon and Rupert with Brandon also referring to a past relationship with Janet implying he's possibly bisexual.



* In the movie of ''Film/AStreetcarNamedDesire'', Blanche's story about her ex-husband's suicide changes from homosexuality (as in the play by Tennessee Williams) to "weakness".
* In the film adaptation of ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'', [[spoiler:Peter Gulliam]] is portrayed as gay, and though he was never said to be explicitly straight in the novel it's never elaborated on. Not that it makes much of a difference in either, since his sexuality is relevant to anything for all of six seconds. WordOfGod for the movie is that they made him gay because the idea of him being closeted fit in well with the themes of secrecy and concealment throughout the entire story.
* The ''Film/{{Tomie}}'' films portray the title villain as a DepravedBisexual who has several [[SchoolgirlLesbians Schoolgirl Lesbian]] lovers. This is in sharp contrast to the manga, where Tomie outright ''hated'' other girls, and was very contemptuous and territorial around them.



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9th May '17 2:05:53 PM DracoKanji
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* Confirmed for Gaston's ComicRelief sidekick [=LeFou=] by WordOfSaintPaul in the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}''. Creator/JoshGad even admitted to being proud of playing the first openly gay Disney character.
* In ''Film/{{Power Rangers|2017}}'', [[spoiler: Trini the Yellow Ranger]] is revealed to be a lesbian.

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* Confirmed for Gaston's ComicRelief sidekick [=LeFou=] by WordOfSaintPaul in the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}''. Creator/JoshGad even admitted to being proud of playing the first openly gay Disney character.
character. How "open" he comes across is up to viewer interpretation in the actual movie.
* In ''Film/{{Power Rangers|2017}}'', [[spoiler: Trini the Yellow Ranger]] is revealed hinted to be have been in a lesbian.relationship with another girl, and the movie's creators have said that she's at a point where she's [[AmbiguouslyGay questioning]] her [[AmbiguouslyBi sexuality]]. It is confirmed that she's not straight, at least.
26th Apr '17 12:19:24 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': Ofglen is a lesbian here, and was in a same-sex marriage. Her sexuality is not mentioned in the book at all.
24th Apr '17 4:33:17 AM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'''s Minto was clearly into Zakuro, but she was more BiTheWay and also showed attraction to a couple of guys. When making ''Mew Mew Power'', the translators for 4KidsEntertainment realized that there was no way they could write around the lesbian subtext between the two characters, and apparently decided that having [[DubNameChange Corina]] be gay would raise fewer eyebrows than having her be bisexual. So while they [[HideYourLesbians toned down Corina's romantic feelings toward Renee where they could]], they excised any hint that she might have feelings for anyone ''else'', most notably in a scene where the Mew Mews were imagining their ideal man; Mint's imaginary boyfriend was replaced with an image of Renee.
19th Apr '17 6:29:13 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow'' gives Naruto a '''very''' unambiguous love for Sasuke.
-->''"Love me, you sexy ninja bastard!"''
16th Apr '17 9:39:56 AM Golondrina
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** In the comics, Jughead's asexuality was a core defining trait of his character. In the show, not so much.

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** In the comics, [[Comicbook/ArchieComics2015 reboot comics]], Jughead's asexuality was a core defining trait of his character. In the show, not so much.
14th Apr '17 7:27:27 AM goldengardengal
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** In the comics, Jughead's asexuality was a core defining trait of his character. In the show, not so much.
12th Apr '17 6:56:16 PM NightShade96
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Xaro Xhoan Daxos, a Qartheen merchant prince from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is gay. Despite claiming to be in love with Daenerys and proposing several times to her, she can see right through him. The TV series made him straight, [[RaceLift black]], and a widower. It also appears that aspects of his character from the books was transferred to the minor character the Spice King. This was also not a case of HideYourLesbians since the series has several other clearly gay characters (including making a relationship only hinted at in the books explicit).
** In the books, Daenerys briefly engages in a physical relationship with her handmaidens. Now YMMV as to whether this makes Dany bisexual or if this was just intended as sublimation for the relationship she felt she couldn't have with Daario Naharis, but either way these scenes were excised from the show, leaving Dany entirely heterosexual.
** In the books, Asha Greyjoy is straight. In the show, her counterpart Yara Greyjoy has sex with a female prostitute.
** The Tyrells are much more liberal about sex and homosexuality in the show. For instance, in addition to playing TheVamp rather than the PrincessClassic, Margaery offers to let Loras help consummate her marriage, implies she's experimented widely herself, and strolls right into her brother's chambers during one of his trysts, none of which is even implied in the novels. Likewise, Olenna declares openly that Highgarden doesn't view "a discrete bit of buggery" as a scandal and even teases Tywin that he might just be ArmoredClosetGay. In the books, the Reach is the heartland of both chivalry and the Faith, both of which put a premium on chastity and heterosexuality.
** In the books, Ramsay shows no interest in a consensual relationship, preferring to rape and torture with abandon. In the show, he consensually attracts women who also participate in his sadism until he tires of them, and the only person he explicitly rapes is Sansa Stark.
** The show entirely side-steps the (unconfirmed) hints from the novels that Brynden Tully might be gay or asexual.
1st Apr '17 11:01:20 AM Golondrina
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* In ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', absolutely no mention is made of the fact that, during the time of the film's events, P.L. Travers was engaging in an openly lesbian relationship with her live-in girlfriend, and the girlfriend in question is never once seen.
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