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Published On: Mon, May 9th, 2016

Vanity Fair writer disappointed Marvel didn’t make Bucky, Cap a ‘gay couple’

While millions enjoyed Captain America: Civil War, Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson appears to have been let down by the film and lamented the hero’s “heterosexual virility.”

“As if to put the nail in the coffin of speculation, Bucky and Cap paused for a moment in the middle of snowy Siberia to reminisce about their days chasing skirts in pre-War Brooklyn,” Robinson wrote Sunday.

“It’s a sweet, human bonding moment but one that also bristles with heterosexual virility. If Disney isn’t inclined to give audiences a gay superhero, couldn’t they have at least left us the dream of Bucky and Cap? … Doesn’t Captain America: Civil War go out of its way to “define” Bucky and Steve’s relationship when Cap smooches Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp) while Bucky looks on approvingly? Where’s the room for interpretation in that moment?”

Captain America Civil War Chris EvansThe hang up is much bigger than it sounds on the surface as she selected the title “Is This the One Flaw in the Otherwise Great Captain America: Civil War?”

Yep, make Cap gay and that would have made the film perfect according to the writer.

Captain America Civil War Sebastian Stan Winter Soldier movie posterShe even bemoans the kiss with VanCamp.

“But did they have to throw in that kiss? Romance has never been hugely successful in the world of The Avengers.”

Her solution: ambiguity.

“So while Marvel was likely never going to make the homoerotic subtext of Cap and Bucky into text, would it really have hurt to keep their relationship more ambiguous?”

Check out the full article and her analysis, HERE

 

 

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