‘Loki’ Director Herron Says She’s Proud Of The Show’s Coverage Of LGBT Themes. Loki director Kate Herron has responded to criticism over the show’s LGBT theme. An interview with her was published by Variety.
Last year, Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davis said Loki’s bisexuality was a cowardly move by Disney. In his opinion, cinema should tell more powerful stories about LGBT characters. “Loki mentions that he is 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, Herron noted that she does not mind creating more powerful stories, but she is proud of the coverage of the LGBT theme in the Loki project. I think that he (Ty Davis – approx. “Lenta.ru”) has the right to his opinion, and I’m very proud of what we did on the show. Of course, Russell is my hero, but as I said, I hope that we at least opened the door a crack, and there will be more stories,” said Herron.
In the summer of 2021, Marvel confirmed the rumors about the bisexual character of Loki from the series of the same name. Then Herron emphasized that it was vital 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 alternative version – Sylvia. She asks him if he is interested in any prince or princess. “A little bit of everything. I think you do too,” the character replies.
Herron noted that it was vital for her to demonstrate Loki’s orientation. “It’s part of who he is and who I am. I know it’s a small step, but I’m happy it’s canon now,” she wrote.