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The Addams Family trailer features same-sex parents and fans love it

Josh Jackman April 11, 2019
A same-sex couple in the trailer for The Addams Family, overlaid with tweets.

The film trailer has prompted a flood of praise. (MGM)

The trailer for upcoming animated film The Addams Family has delighted queer fans by featuring same-sex parents.

The clip, which came out on Tuesday (April 9), shows families with interracial, queer and single parents as the voiceover states: “This is an average American family. And so is this. And so are these.

Watch the LGBT-inclusive trailer for The Addams Family here:

“Every family is different, but some families are more different than others,” the narrator adds, before showing the family.

Fans love The Addams Family‘s pro-LGBT+ message about same-sex parents

Queer viewers were excited to see same-sex parents in the trailer for The Addams Family, which is set to come out on October 11 this year and stars Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Bette Midler and Chloë Grace Moretz.

One of these fans tweeted: “I WAS WATCHING THE ADDAMS FAMILY MOVIE TRAILER AND IN THE BEGINNING WHERE THEY SHOW A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT FAMILIES TO SHOW THAT FAMILIES ARE DIFFERENT I THINK I SAW SOME GAY COUPLE ONES???? HEWWO??”

Another wrote: “damn the addams family trailer REALLY did show gay parents and lesbian parents……… mayhaps im crying !!!!!!!!!!!! this is everything i need.”

A screenshot from The Addams Family trailer with same-sex parents.
There were at least two families including same-sex parents in the trailer. (MGM)

A different commenter said: “addams family trailer: (immediately starts off with gay, interracial and single parents and doesnt try to “other” any of them) me: oh this is some good s**t.”

Many people were similarly stunned by the unexpected show of support, like the user who commented: “the addams family really out here with gay parents in the trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

The Addams Family showing gay and lesbian couples and their kids in the beginning…The Addams really said ‘Gay rights!'”

— @spdrdanvers

And countless others made the comment that they “didn’t expect The Addams Family trailer to say gay rights.

One of these users tweeted: “Those same gender families. Addams family said gay rights!”

Another said: “Addams family really just said gay rights huh?”

A different user wrote: “Addams Family said ‘listen the losers will be too focused on the art style to notice us normalising gay and interracial lesbian families in the intro let’s do it gay rights.'”

Yet another tweeted: “The Addams Family showing gay and lesbian couples and their kids in the beginning…The Addams really said ‘Gay rights!'”

More: entertainment, films, Gay rights, same sex parents, the addams family, trailer, Twitter, US, US

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