Gay Geeks Group Protests 'Ender's Game' Film Adaptation
The big-budget feature Ender's Game doesn't come out until November, but the sci-fi film is already the target of a protest. And it's likely not the only one to tag the film, which stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield of Hugo fame.
The film is based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, an author with strong anti-gay marriage views. That has drawn the attention of gay rights groups including Geeks OUT, which created a petition urging people not to see the film, buy movie-related merchandise or in any way support the project.
The group is organizing a series of "Skip Ender's Game" events in New York, Orlando, Seattle and other major U.S. cities to coincide with the movie's debut.
"By pledging to Skip Ender’s Game, we can send a clear and serious message to Card and those that do business with his brand of anti-gay activism -- whatever he’s selling, we’re not buying," Geeks OUT officials write. "The queer geek community will not subsidize his fear-mongering and religious bullying. We will not pay him to demean, insult, and oppress us."
Ender's Game follows a gifted child (Butterfield) training to help humanity beat back the next alien invasion.