The recently released HBO series "The Last of Us" has received mixed reactions from fans and critics. While the show's LGBTQ+ representation has been praised by many, some have expressed their disappointment with the direction the show took.
In particular, episode three, which focused on the relationship between Bill and Frank, has been met with negative reviews and reactions from certain viewers. However, star Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie in the series, has responded to this criticism, stating that viewers who have an issue with LGBTQ+ representation in the show "will just have to get used to it."
Ramsey, who identifies as nonbinary but also uses she/her pronouns, has also talked about her excitement for season two and how she wore a chest binder for most of the show's production. She highlighted the importance of Ellie's relationship with Dina in "Part II" and how the upcoming season will continue to explore this dynamic.
While some may be disappointed with the show's direction, it's important to note that LGBTQ+ representation is a crucial aspect of the franchise, as those who played "The Last of Us Part II" would know. As Ramsey stated, if viewers choose not to watch the show because of its LGBTQ+ storylines, that is their decision, but they will be missing out on the depth and authenticity that these stories bring to the narrative.
Ultimately, "The Last of Us" series continues to push boundaries and offer representation for marginalized communities, and it's up to viewers to embrace these stories and the talented actors who bring them to life.