Modernizing classic stories is the name of the game in Hollywood 2019, and with that pre-existing framework, more vibrant and sophisticated storytelling can be explored-- ideally. Underrepresented experiences and identities can take the spotlight in ways they previously couldn't, thanks to our progressive reexamining of media.
Being queer, I always hope for identities and experiences like mine and wildly different from mine to be seen, felt, and ultimately validated on the big screen. So when one of the biggest films of the year decides to take a chance on creating queer subtext that wasn't in previous adaptations of the book, there's a clear opportunity to enrich an already dense story. Golly, did It Chapter Two pop that balloon.