With diversity becoming a requirement in Hollywood films even at the expense of the film's quality, it seems Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom has checked off its own social justice requirements by making of the film's main characters gay. Paleoveterinarian Zoe Rodriguez who is played by Daniella Pineda is actually gay in the film but the scene which revealed her character to be a lesbian never made it into the final cut.
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Pineda said in an interview with Build that she "understood why they cut it" and explained that the decision was made "for the sake of time". At least the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom creators know there is a limit to what is tolerable when it comes to forced or mandated diversity that serves to check off the diversity boxes rather than progress the story. Pineda did say she was disappointed by the decision since the moment provided "a little insight into my character."
She recalled the details of the scene which involved her character and Chris Pratt's character. "We are in a military vehicle with all of these mercenaries," Pineda explained. "I look at Chris and am like, ‘Yeah. Square Jaw. Good bone structure. Tall. Muscles. I don’t date men, but if I did, it would be you. It would gross me out, but I would do it," Pineda said. Pratt's raptor expert Owen Grady returns to the Central American island of Isla Nublar in the film where the events of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World took place. This time, Grady is on a mission to save the dinosaurs from the imminent eruption of the island's volcano.
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The film also sees Pratt reunite with his costar from Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard who plays park operations manager Clair Dearing. There is also a highly anticipated cameo from the original Jurassic Park film, the smooth-talking mathematician Ian Malcolm. The film is in theaters now and if this story had you worried about being inundated with diversity and social justice messages, don't worry. At least this film won't beat you over the head with them like Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.
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