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Movies: Why Did Disney’s First Film With an LGBTQ+ Lead Flop?

Strange World

Disney’s first film with an openly gay protagonist has bombed at US box office leaving fans accusing the filmmaker of under-marketing. Strange World follows Ethan Clade (Jaboukie Young-White) and Search Clade (Jake Gyllenhaal), as a family of explorers set out on a mission to save the planet from an ecological crisis. It came to cinemas on 2 November, and after suffering disappointing previews, grossing at $800,000, it only gained $4.2 million on Wednesday – a poor result for the $180 million film. Despite the abysmal box office figures, it has received standard mixed critical reviews and positive fan reaction across … Read more