X-Men to World: We Don’t Need Curing
Posted on May 31, 2006
NPR looks at how “mutantism” in the movie “X-Men 3: The Last Stand” functions as a stand-in for all kinds of real-life abnormalities: like homosexuality, dwarfism and deafness, and how some people, like the X-Men, feel that abnormalities don’t need to be “cured.”
For the first time, mutants have a choice—they can retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. That’s the ad line from the marketing material for the new film X-Men: The Last Stand. Mike Pesca looks at how “mutantism” in the movie represents real-life issues ranging from dwarfism to deafness to sexual orientation.