Earlier this week, we saw Mean Girls reimagined as a queer love story with a super creative and convincing new trailer. Now, in the spirit of inspiring more diversity in film, BuzzFeed has recreated iconic romantic film posters with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual people.
The vid begins by citing statistics from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which analyzed 114 major movie releases from 2014 and found that only 17.5% had characters who identified as LGBT (in other words: Hollywood has some serious work to do). Throughout the vid, we see more disturbing statistics pop up as real LGBT people recreate the posters for Pretty Woman, Grease, Titanic, The Notebook, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and more. Special props to the two women who nail the Dirty Dancing lift — you’re the real MVPs.
So what if that famous kiss-in-the-rain scene from The Notebook had starred two men instead of Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams? It still would’ve been hot as hell!