This New Playstation Game Had A Lesbian Kiss In Its Trailer And The Internet Is Obsessed
12 June 2018, 12:45
Sony's choice of opening trailer has the whole internet talking
E3 is a massive annual videogames conference where companies show off trailers for their upcoming games.
This year Sony, who makes the Playstation, decided to open their conference with a trailer for the hotly anticipated game 'The Last Of Us 2'. The trailer opens with protagonist Ellie, who is openly gay, sharing a kiss with another girl.
(The trailer then transitions to some dark video game violence so heads up for that).
The showing of a gay kiss naturally stirred a lot of interest online, not least because video games - or at least big budget video games, have a very poor history of including LGBTQ+ characters, let alone protagonists. Despite Ellie's sexuality being well established previously.
People saying Ellie being gay is ruining Last of Us 2 are genuinely fake fans cause she kissed a girl in the first game too LMAO— Brandon🤴🏾 (@TheRealSook) June 12, 2018
The homophobic and sexist response to The Last Of Us Part 2’s new gameplay trailer is a perfect example for why we need more LGBT+ and female representation in video games: pic.twitter.com/YbnE5wHmum— Novaleesi ✨ (@Novaleesi) June 12, 2018
While many others praised the game
so far the last of us part 2 has:— hannah loves ellie 🔪🌿🦋 (@squidlesbian) June 12, 2018
- an openly lesbian protagonist
- another confirmed wlw who is the protagonist’s love interest
- a trans man providing a voice and motion capture role of a major character
to all the people that are mad about Ellie's kiss in the last of us 2 trailer pic.twitter.com/GtDamhEClY— Doodle💖💛💙 (@MonsterMarbles) June 12, 2018
It's 4am and I'm still thinking about the new Last of Us 2 trailer. pic.twitter.com/C1gcKqEJgD— AnhDang (@anhdangerous) June 12, 2018
me, watching the last of us 2 trailer despite knowing almost nothing about the last of us: pic.twitter.com/F6clnemRhd— elliott @ e3 livestream (@planetbunnera) June 12, 2018
Dear parents,— × (@zwanheda) June 12, 2018
just because your child is smiling at their phone doesn't mean they have a boyfriend/girlfriend. They probably just saw the trailer of the last of us 2.
And some even edited the trailer down into just the kiss
I edited The Last of Us 2 transitions so now it's just a nice kiss pic.twitter.com/SlG9vGRRGg— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) June 12, 2018