I'm gonna regret this but... please explain?
it's a colloquial term for sodomy.
That is seriously reaching. The aliens just.. look like bugs. There's no homophobic agenda there at all.
was my most treasured book when I was a kid. It got me obsessed with science-fiction literature and was what led me to discover Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Robert A Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke and eventually decide to become a writer myself. I owe Orson Scott Card so much, so it's disappointing to see him claim weird shit like gay rights weren't an issue in the 80s.
However, the idea that future generations will view Ender's Game
as a homophobic parable because of liberal agenda and misunderstanding is deeply tragic to me. It's obscene.
As for the film, I'm actually worried they've dumbed it down and made it an action movie but I'll reserve judgement until I see it.