The new Star Trek movie will contain a “shocking reveal” that Lt. Sulu is gay. Isn’t that quaint? And by quaint I mean, every lazy and hackneyed. That’s what Hollywood is.
George Takei, who originated the role of Lt. Sulu and is usually totally down with Social Juicebox bullcrap isn’t happy, because he finds the idea of a gay Lt. Sulu lazy and hackneyed.
“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,” said Takei. “Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s creation, into which he put so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.”
Takei said that he had expressed his concerns immediately on hearing of the plot development, which involves the revelation that, as well as a daughter, Sulu has a same-sex partner.
The actor reportedly encouraged the film-makers to be “imaginative and create a character who has a history of being gay, rather than Sulu, who had been straight all this time, suddenly being revealed as being closeted”.