Reflecting on the films
Final call for theory topics and questions

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Rylan Blair

I think mutants do a excellent job of representing those marginalized in society, in the film do a good job of being exempt from society for all reasons. The mutants portrayed in the film are a great representation of being marginalized for different reasons, mainly because of looks and abilities but the film does a good job creating other reasons each of them may be marginalized. like Rogue, with growing feelings for Scott and the urge to become physical with him like, she if forced to remain distant with him while other people their age are capable of physical touch. Logan does a good job of being a bit of a outsider to a group that is already largely marginalized. His backstory and how he distances himself from the group while being a mutant as well shows how being marginalized has different ways of being subjected to it.

Katelyn Beard

I do see the mutants in the Xmen films as being marginalized, and I think they could be representative of any marginalized group, whether it be because of race, gender, sexuality or anything alike. You can see this with the segregation of mutants and also by making the mutants hide away or feel like they need to change themselves. A prime example is how Stryker works to get rid of his son's ability and also works to kill all the mutants, this aligns with how homophobic, racist, or generally bad people try to 'convert', change, or kill people who are different from themselves.

Katelyn Beard

Even though the Xmen are representing marginalized people, I do have a qualm with the who and how they chose to portray these characters. It does seem kind of paradoxical to have a film about people living on the margins when most of the actors are white straight men. I think to show a more accurate portrayal of marginalization would be to have actors who may have experienced it before, like more people of color, more women and less heteronormativity throughout the film.

Taylor Seufferheld

I think the X-Men movies do a great job of using mutants as a metaphor for marginalized people in our society. Stryker represents the push back to mutant integration into regular society and Magneto wants to turn regular society into only mutants. I think the X-Men movies offer a more on the nose representation of marginalization that is easy to follow if you are looking for it, and if not they are fun action movies that have entertainment value.

Sadee McClendon

I think Mutants were a good way of showing marginalization based one physical appearance and ability. Those who physically couldn’t hide the fact that they were mutants, such as Nightcrawler, were feared because of their differences. This could also be a metaphor for marginalization based on race because of the stereotyping of people of color than can sometimes lead to them being feared. The scene where Wolverine is being confronted by the police could of been a metaphor for police brutality, although Wolverine is white, he was shot because of his differences.

Tyler Durbin

I think the mutants in the film are marginalized. I think this because they are the minority in society. Their looks and powers are what marginalizes them. The mutants in the film want to be equal and want to be apart of society. Stryker is trying ruin the mutants chance of ever becoming apart of society.

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