Filmmakers released a four-minute prologue to Alien: Covenant called “The Last Supper.” The cast includes a gay couple (who will probably be murdered by aliens). Progress!
The film is another installment of the chest-bursting Alien series. It focuses on the crew of a colony ship who discover a paradise that unfortunately has one or more aliens on it. Then, presumably, they get dismembered by space monsters.
It’s about time the Alien series got an openly LGBTQ character. The movies have a bit of a progressive streak, showcasing strong women and vilifying capitalism. And they’ve always had strong queer undertones too, what with all the phallic mouths and male pregnancy.
Will the adorably scruffy gay couple survive ‘til the end? Probably not. This is an Alien movie, where very bad things happen to people’s intestines. And usually there’s just one female survivor and maybe a cat (or occasionally a boyfriend and child but they’re just instantly killed off at the beginning of the sequel which is some serious bullshit). But no matter what happens, Alien: Covenant shows that it doesn’t matter whether you’re straight or gay: you will probably be eviscerated by an alien.