Happy Thursday 3.5 readers.
There’s been a twitter campaign as of late to turn Captain America gay. Have him fall in love with his good friend Bucky Barnes and have those two start going at it and everything.
Eh. You know, I’m sympathetic to the idea that gay people would like to see themselves represented in a super hero movie but I’m not sure rewriting a character who has been obviously straight (hello, he’s carried a torch for Agent Peggy Carter forever) and turn him gay out of left field.
Plus it seems stereotypical to assume that because someone has a longtime friendship with someone of the same sex (like Cap and Bucky) that they just can’t be friends and instead that friendship must somehow mean they’re gay.
It’s probably not all that politically correct to argue against it but the idea just seems to out of left field to work. Plus, I’m not sure movie studios want to start making changes to movies based on twitter campaigns. Before you know it, the masses will just start running the movie business.
A gay superhero could work but I think the solution would be to find or create a gay super hero and not necessarily rewrite a currently straight hero to become gay.
What say you, 3.5 readers?