Could ‘Eternals’ Move the Needle in the Middle East By Putting an Openly Gay Character on Screen?


When “Eternals,” the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe featuring a gay superhero, rolls out in the Arab world on Thursday, the Disney-distributed blockbuster will, unsurprisingly, skip releases in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman, mainly due to its LGBTQ+ content. But the star-studded superhero pic will still screen for audiences in the […]

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