Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Super Lesbians

Look, we can all get a little tapped out on superhero stories. I’ve stopped watching “Supergirl” and hoo boy was “Aquaman” bad. I mean, don’t get me wrong - I still watch them. Right now I’m watching “Batwoman” and waiting for the “Wonder Woman 1984” and hoping against hope they have the courage to make Captain Marvel gay in her sequel (though, hello, she already has a wife and child.

So color me interested in the new “The New Mutants,” a Marvel film set in the “X-Men” universe based on the comics and of the same name about - well, you guessed it - a bunch of young new mutants who are just discovering their powers.

It’s biggest name is “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, who as her name suggests can shapeshift into a wolf. I know, I know - making Arya Stark a wolf is a bit on the nose, but go with it. Other New Mutants include Magik, Cannonball and Sunspot. And then there’s “The Originals” actress Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage - a Native American mutant who has psychic powers and can conjure up people’s greatest fears/desires.

The new trailer for the film hints at a relationship between Maisie’s Wolfsbane and Blu’s Mirage. Like, strongly hints. The relationship had been rumored, and is still not confirmed. But if it is true I believe that would make them the first female same-sex superhero couple in the Marvel cinematic universe. (I understand “Deadpool 2” made Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio a girlfriend, which is awesome, but Yukio was a largely supporting character who appears to have had about 2 minutes of shared screentime, soooo.)

The split-second scene between Wolfsbane and Mirage involves being horizontal and touching foreheads, something every lesbian knows is code for “We are gaying, we’re gay, we’ have gayed together.”

“The New Mutants” definitely seems like a bit of a departure from the rest of the Marvel cinematic stable - potential lesbian relationships notwhitstanding. It’s being billed as a horror/action/superhero mix and from the trailer shit gets dark. Likle, seriously, that looks scary. As cool as it is to maybe/hopefully/MAKE IT GAY, YOU COWARDS to see Arya play a lesbian, I might skip this one in theaters. While I will happily make anything and everything gay, I am a coward when it comes to horror films. So, you know, someone watch and tell me if they get gay while I hide behind this pillow. Thanks.


Carmen SanDiego said...

More superheroes? I am tired of super heroes although, like you, I make exceptions for Wonder Woman 1984 and also Batwoman (still have to watch the last episode)
But I’m totally always touching foreheads with my wife. It’s what you do!

Karen said...

I don't care at all for this genre. Please focus reviews on dramas and period pieces. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action = yuck !!

Anonymous said...

Karen, I know this won’t do any good to write but on the off chance it sinks in... this is DS’s blog. She can write about whatever she wants and she doesn’t take entitled requests that limit the genres she can write about. Check yourself and stop being SUCH a Karen.