GLAAD: The Last of Us’ Ellie “Primed to Become the Most Famous LGBT Character in Gaming”

Recently, the LGBT-friendly media monitoring organization GLAAD named The Last of Us‘ Ellie as one of the “Most intriguing” LGBT characters of 2014, predicting that she might become the most famous LGBT character in gaming.

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Drithe1275d ago

Definitely will NOT be playing a new TLOU now.

Snookies121275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

There was no real indication she was gay(lesbian). A LOT of straight people experimented when they were younger. Doesn't mean they're gay because they tried kissing the same sex in the past. Besides, Ellie was young, in a world like that... I'm sure it wouldn't be easy to find a soul mate in that kind of world, much less one of a preferred sex.

itBourne1275d ago

Completely agree, and this is why I do not want a Last of Us 2. This is just one of the examples. Things were made to be open to interpretation. Even when Niel or Bruce give their opinion, on the ending for instance, they say it is how I look at it. If a new game is made, all those peoples thoughts go out the window. The ending of the Last of Us doesnt matter... Leave it open to peoples interpretation, and let people look at things how they want, in this regard and the ending.

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medman1275d ago

Nobody says TLOU 2, if made, has to continue with Ellie or Joel. It could be a whole new set of characters in the same world. Having said that, I would love to see TLOU 2 be the story of a now 20 something Ellie, with Joel no longer alive.

TheTwelve1275d ago

Except...Naughty Dog tweeted last night that they are happy to see their character Ellie viewed by GLAAD in such a way. Pretty sure the writers intend for her to be lesbian.

TricksterArrow1275d ago

You make valid points, still, if it were two boys kissing, I don't think people would dismiss it as "experimenting" or "a soul mate amid adversity". Do people claim that Bill was only experimenting or settled with whoever was by his side?

People are biased.

falloutx1275d ago

No the writers told the voice actors to read the script as if they were in love. look it up.

rainslacker1275d ago

In the first game I never saw anything that made me wonder. I actually missed the Bill being gay thing despite plenty of suggestive evidence. The DLC was a bit more clear, but a kiss between friends doesn't really indicate sexual preference, particularly at that age, and particularly for women.

ND has come out and made it less ambiguous, which I think was a mistake, because I like that people were actually analyzing the story based on their own perceptions, but I digress.

In neither the main game or the DLC did her sexual preference really have much to do with her character. I felt in the DLC, it was more about intimacy than sexuality. It was a deep connection, and as with most things, people have different types of connections with different kinds of people, and those connections do not always define them.

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Hiro1931275d ago

Ok? Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Or do.

I don't care.

BC_Master_Haze1275d ago

Don't let the trolls get to you man, he's just in it to get that rise out of you :) thanks Drithe, for being the vocal homophobic minority Which the media views us as, you're really helping your hobby /s

pasta_spice1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

If you're going to skip one of the best games of the past few years because it has a short barely-a-second-long kiss in it, then that says more about your immaturity than the quality of the game itself. Don't worry, playing a game with a gay character in it won't suddenly turn you gay. Gay men won't suddenly burst into your room and throw a rave party. The police won't arrest you and force you to watch 24 hours of gay porn as punishment.

You could always just play the game and...gasp...enjoy the amazingly written story, great gameplay, and well rounded characters.

Darkwatchman1275d ago

You realize naughty dog has said time and time again that a theoretical sequel would involve an entirely new set of characters, right?

Martinozmania1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

@Drithe Definitely don't care about such an ignorant opinion.

Jonny5isalive1275d ago

joel and her will have a baby that is immune to the spores and it will have their killing skills.

arbitor3651275d ago

way to be a part of the 21st century, dude

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ltachiUchiha1275d ago

Never played a game that made me love Ellie & Joel so much. Im glad millions of ppl feel the same way. TLOU was an amazing game.

Eonjay1275d ago

Totally deserved, but even if she wasn't gay, she is still one of the most intriguing characters period.

NovusTerminus1275d ago

And it had nothing to do with her sexuality. Just her character...

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