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There’s a big pro-gay statement in the trailer for The Addams Family

There’s a big pro-gay statement in the trailer for The Addams Family

The Addams Family has a beautiful rainbow family message | Photo: MGM

The Addams Family is set to be the big family-friendly hit this Halloween.

The first trailer is both creepy, kooky, and has a beautiful message about inclusivity.

Charlize Theron stars as Morticia, Oscar Isaac as Gomez and Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday in the film.

They all voiced the famous family returning to their animated roots.

Beautiful rainbow family message in The Addams Family

But while you might not be looking for heartfelt moments in this Halloween film, there’s a beautiful rainbow family message.

The trailer begins saying ‘This is an average American family’, with the typical nuclear family of a father, mother and kids.

But then the narrator says ‘and this…’

The picture then shows families headed by same-sex and interracial couples.

‘Every family is different, but some families are more different than others,’ the narrator continues, before showing scenes from the upcoming film.

Fans applaud the message


Including rainbow families as ‘average American’ is being seen as a massive statement for a family film.

Q. Allan Brocka, writer of many gay films, said: ‘I just love that LGBTQ families are included as ‘average American families’ in The Addams Family trailer.

‘That’s really all we want.’

Another said: ‘Get that queer representation.’

The Addams Family will see Morticia and Gomez planning a family reunion. But their plans are soon derailed when a scheming reality TV host, played by Allison Janney, wants to make their family world famous.

Despite originating as a cartoon, this is the Addams Family’s first animated film. It began as a single-panel in the New Yorker by Charles Addams in the 1930s. It then became a live-action television show in the 1960s, two separate animated shows (one in the 70s, one in the 90s).

Three live-action movies in the 90s were also made, as well as a Broadway musical.

The new animated movie comes out on Oct. 11