‘Ender’s Game’ Distributors at Lionsgate Respond to LGBT Protest Over Orson Scott Card’s Gay Views
I plan to see this - I am not going to let Orson Scott Card’s zealotry and bigotry wreck the enjoyment either. To me “Ender’s Game” has always been about the abilities of humans to survive and overcome through the power of their minds, their reason, their science.
Topics for discussion: Does OSC’s homophobia also relate to the underlying currents of megalomania, xenophobia, and genocide that drive the plot?
I’m certain that others see different things in the book because it is driven by a a few traditional themes of Science Fiction: adolescent megalomania (only one child can save the universe because they are somehow special - the fantasy version is Harry Potter,) genocide, (aliens try to wipe us out, we try to wipe them out,) and xenophobia - (all aliens must be evil.)
Distributors for the forthcoming “Ender’s Game” movie are sounding off on the media furor over the anti-gay views of author Orson Scott Card, on whose book the anticipated blockbuster is based.
In response to the controversy, Lionsgate Entertainment officials released the following statement, as cited by The New York Times:
“As proud longtime supporters of the LGBT community, champions of films ranging from ‘Gods and Monsters’ to ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and a company that is proud to have recognized same-sex unions and domestic partnerships within its employee benefits policies for many years, we obviously do not agree with the personal views of Orson Scott Card and those of the National Organization for Marriage. However, they are completely irrelevant to a discussion of ‘Ender’s Game.’”