‘Loki’ director responds to criticism of ‘LGBT’ theme on the series. “Loki” director Heron says he is proud of the show’s coverage of LGBT themes. Loki director Kate Heron has responded to criticism over the show’s LGBT theme. An interview with him was published by Variety.
Last year, Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davis said Loki’s bisexuality was a cowardly move by Disney. In her opinion, cinema should tell more powerful stories about LGBT characters. “Loki mentions that he’s bisexual once, and everyone is like, ‘Oh my god, this is a pansexual show. It’s just one word,'” the cinematographer, who is openly gay, was indignant.
In response, Heron said he didn’t mind creating more powerful stories, but he was proud of the coverage of LGBT themes in the Loki project. I think he (Tie Davis – circa “Lenta.ru”) has a right to have an opinion, and I’m very proud of what we did on the show. Of course, Russell is my hero, but like I said, I hope we’ve at least opened the door, and there will be more stories,” Heron said.
In the summer of 2021, Marvel confirmed rumors about Loki’s bisexual character from the series of the same name. Then Heron insisted that it was important for her to show that this hero belongs to the LGBT community.
She posted footage from the new series of the project, in which Loki communicates with his alternate version – Sylvia. She asks him if he is interested in any prince or princess. “A little bit of everything. I guess you do too,” the character replies.
Heron noted that it was important to him to demonstrate the orientation of the loci. She wrote, “It’s part of who she is and who I am. I know it’s a small step, but I’m glad it’s canon now.”