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For Readers: Metaphorically Queer

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For Readers:

Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Andrew Kelley:

I know that there are several Sci-fi movies and books that weren’t specifically LGBT themes and didn’t even make mention of any LGBT issues that I strongly identified with and really moved me. Even though I don’t think the author/director/screenwriter meant it to be an analogy it still could have been. Are there movies/ books that others felt this way about as well?

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  1. Yes. In ‘Naruto’, Naruto’s heart, soul, and entire being was so uttered entwined with Sasuke’s, it was the most romantic thing I’d ever seen, in spite of many denying there ever was a romance. Although things were equally as intense between Naruto and Gaara at times. The lifetime of loneliness, of being sneered at, at having to work hard to be respected by others struck me as being a strong analogy to being queer, or anything else which has ever had to struggle for acknowledgment. Naruto, Sasuke, Gaara, and many of the characters embodied that struggle in the anime.

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