9 Gay Movie Moments That Are So Subtle, They Might Not Register On Your Gaydar

    Representation ≠ 5 seconds out of an hour-and-a-half film 🙄

    When it comes to LGBTQ+ representation in movies, it's time we get more than alluded allegories and subtle hints at queerness. Queer characters deserve to make more than just cameos in mainstream movies.

    Here's why I'm mad: it was speculated that Disney-Pixar's kid-friendly version of Call Me By Your Name, Luca, was going to represent a coming-out story of sorts, but the animated film is so ambiguous it could be about differences of any kind.

    Luca and Alberto embracing at the train station as Luca prepares to leave for human school

    So, just to further prove my point, here are 9 queer movie moments that are SO laughably small and subtle, they shouldn't even get brownie points for representation.

    1. Beauty & the Beast (2017)

    LeFou and Stanley dance together in Beauty and the Beast

    2. Finding Dory (2016)

    Two moms in Pixar's Finding Dory

    3. Moxie (2021)

    Lucy and Amaya kissing at a concert in the crowd

    4. Thunder Force (2021)

    a little girl pointing out to her gay dads that a superhero just threw a whole ass bus

    5. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2010)

    Gobber the Belch from How to Train Your Dragon 2

    6. Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Grieving gay man in Avengers: Endgame who's talking to steve

    7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Two women share a passionate kiss in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    8. Zootopia (2016)

    Judy Hopps saying hi to her new gay neighbors

    9. And lastly, Toy Story 4 (2019)

    two lesbian moms talking with their song at school

    So, those are my 9 super-subtle queer movie moments you probably missed, but let me know if I missed any. Drop the movie moment in the comments, and let's all be collectively annoyed about it!