Elizabeta Torres in Grand Theft Auto IV

Elizabeta “Liz” Torres first appears in Grand Theft Auto IV. Some authors (see here, here, and here) have indicated she is implicitly coded as lesbian or bisexual. In one scene, she suggestively dances with Carmen Ortiz (seen in this video at about 3:50). In GTA: The Lost and Damned, during the mission “Shifting Weight,” the player-character Johnny and Malc briefly discuss the possibility that she is having a relationship with a woman named Marta (seen in this video at about 1:20).

Elsewhere in the game, in an alternate dialog option, Marta mentions having a sexual relationship with Liz. The script for that mission in the game is available here.

This video shows all of Liz Torres’s appearances in GTA IV and Lost and Damned.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Grand Theft Auto (1997): El Burro

Grand Theft Auto II (1999): Tetsuo

Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999): Pretty Charlie

Grand Theft Auto III (2001): Gay PedestrianLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): The PsychoLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): LGBTQ References; LGB Characters; Queens; OG Loc Mission

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): Kazuki KasenLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): Reni Wassulmaier; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB Love-meet.net users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low;  Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media PersonalitiesLGBTQ References 

Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010): Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince; Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson; Jacob; The Celebinator; Evan Moss; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto V (2013): Trevor Philips; Peter Dreyfuss; Transgender Sex Workers; Locations; LGBTQ References


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