Even though Madam Vastra and her one-time maid/current wife have been appearing on Doctor Who since 2011, and have been in a same sex relationship since their introduction, some folks are having some difficulty handling their kiss in the Series 8 premiere, "Deep Breath".
In case you didn't know, Vastra is a lizard-person (Silurian) who shared the Earth with the dinosaurs before entering a deep sleep. When she awoke in Victorian London, she hired a maid named Jenny, and the two became an item. In last Saturday's episode, Vastra used her super lizard power of storing oxygen to help Jenny in a no breath situation. Apparently, this is a kiss and to some it's ruining a children's show:
Found those characters that liked to display their preferences to be inappropriate for a children's program, but the BBC seem to want to become a pr0n channel and are slowly edging into it.
Marvel provided the following statement to Mashable in response to the heated speculation over potential whitewashing of Tilda Swinton's 'The Ancient One' character in Doctor Strange:
"Marvel has a very strong record of diversity in its casting of films and regularly departs from stereotypes and source material to bring its MCU to life. The Ancient One is a title that is not exclusively held by any one character, but rather a moniker passed down through time, and in this particular film the embodiment is Celtic. We are very proud to have the enormously talented Tilda Swinton portray this unique and complex character alongside our richly diverse cast."
Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill provided the following reasoning for his changing of the character for the film:
"He originates from Tibet, so if you acknowledge that Tibet is a place and that he's Tibetan, you risk alienating one billion people who think that that’s bullshit and risk the Chinese government going, 'Hey, you know one of the biggest film-watching countries in the world? We’re not going to show your movie because you decided to get political,'" said Cargill. "If we decide to go the other way and cater to China in particular and have him be in Tibet… if you think it’s a good idea to cast a Chinese actress as a Tibetan character, you are out of your damn fool mind and have no idea what the f*ck you’re talking about."
What do you make of all this?
And of course the trailer, in case you need a refresh on that Doctor Strange hype: