Netflix’s latest film Little Evil has some surprising LGBT representation
Netflix’s latest film Little Evil includes some subtle trans representation.
The horror-comedy film, which stars Parks & Recreation alum Adam Scott, made its debut on the streaming giant’s platform this month.
The film is a parody of horror classics ‘The Omen’ and ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’, featuring stepdad Gary struggling to connect to his stepson – who also happens to be the Antichrist.
It has not been particularly well-received, with a 41% rating on film website Rotten Tomatoes and a string of broadly-negative reviews.
But aside from being a pretty mediocre film, Little Evil manages some pretty surprising levels of trans representation.
Early on, the film introduces the main character’s best friend Al, played by female comic Bridget Everett.
A few lines of dialogue subtly confirm that Al identifies as male, consoling with Gary over his own experiences as a stepdad.
Apart from this subtle nod, Al’s gender is not used as a punchline or addressed again across the entire remainder in the film – as Al is simply treated as ‘one of the guys’.
The character later introduces his wife Wendy.
The understated inclusion of a transgender character as just a regular person has gone down well with fans.
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