The 20 Worst Depictions of LGBT Characters on Film

While there are plenty of excellent cases of positive portrayals of LGBT characters on film, those within these marginalized communities have long been depicted on screen in stereotypically comic roles or, worse, as villainous creatures existing on the cusp of decent society. From murderous transsexuals and gay best friends to sexual predators and fair-weather lesbians, here are a handful of characters who reinforced stereotypes and propagated harmful cliches about the LGBT community. 


Basic Instinct

The erotic thriller that introduced America to Sharon Stone’s crotch also relied on depicting bisexuals and lesbians as angry, violent sociopaths.