If you’re the type who’s into the whole superhero scene, you’re well aware of the impending release of Black Panther. The film is being hyped as the first major motion picture to feature a black protagonist. Because apparently we live in an alternate dimension where Blade, Shaft, and John Singleton movies don’t exist. Apparently that’s beside the point, though.
Most people are eager to see T’Challa don his vibranium cat-suit and send Adonis Creed limping back to Philly to cry in Rocky’s arms. Though not everyone. A gaggle of leftist crybabies are whining over the movie not being gay enough.
Given the amount of screen time given to the squad of warrior women in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, one of the biggest questions about the film has been whether it would at all incorporate any elements of Ayo’s (Florence Kasumba) sexuality, or even the idea that queer women were a part of the Dora Milaje.
To answer that question:
This isn’t the first time that Marvel Studios have missed a readily-available opportunity to finally bring some queer representation to the big screen, but it’s particularly odd given how right there and on the page this particular story is when you look to the comics.
It looks like we’re going to have to wait even longer for the MCU’s films to catch up with the times.
Oh, I’m sorry. I thought Black Panther was a superhero film, not a reboot of The L-Word. Boy, was I wrong. I guess it was that pesky heteronormativity rattling around in my brain.
You’ll have to forgive the filmmakers for not putting a lesbian subplot ahead of the “guy trying to destroy the world” plotline. It’s also funny how you accuse a movie that boasts a 90% black cast for not being “inclusive” enough. Which begs the question of what would be inclusive enough for the left. Would every film being a gay orgy of brown people with Trump hanging from a noose in the background satisfy them? Doubtful.
Seems like the left won’t stop until every superhero trades his armor for assless chaps and fondles other men’s tackle on-screen. Forget about judging a movie on its ability to entertain. Because all that matters is where the heroes line up on LGBTLMNOP spectrum.
Speaking of gayness: