I just finished watching the DVD of X2: X-men United and I couldn't help but think that the mutants in the movie were a wonderful metaphor of marginalized members of society...such as gays. Mutant abilities were depicted as a wonderful, amazing, yet highly misunderstood, and as a result, feared thing. It just seemed like such an appropriote parallel to our own situation. I think it's great that movies such as this are being made to promote a general tolerance of the wonderful thing that is diversity in all its forms, to a younger audience. Even if they don't draw the immediate connection between mutant powers to something as far off as homosexuality, the message is still present. I felt these quotes from the movie captured the sentiment quite well. Any thoughts? quote 1: Nightcrawler: You know, outside the circus, most people were afraid of me. But I didn't hated them. I pitied them. Do you know why? Because most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes. Storm: Well I gave up on pity a long time ago. Nightcrawler: Someone so beautiful should not be so angry. Storm: Sometimes anger can help you survive. Nightcrawler: So can faith. quote 2: Nightcrawler: Excuse me? They say you can imitate anybody, even their voice. Then why not stay in disguise all the time? You know, look like everyone else. Mystique: Because we shouldn't have to. the scene with Bobby Drake and his family is also relevant. oh...and contrary to what some may believe, an enhanced fashion sense does NOT qualify as a mutant ability.