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Andrew Garfield: I want to play a gay Spider-Man

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  1. Christopher in Canada 11 Jul 2013, 1:07pm

    Seeing as these super-heroes are portrayed as muscular yet dickless, (a symptom of a misogynistic society in which women dress to attract a man while men dress in crotch-minimizing uniformity – oh, for the codpiece to return!) I wonder that their original intent was to be more angelic and chaste than human and sexual.

    The Greek and Roman gods were sexual, but the last two thousand years has really changed the supernatural world!!

    1. can we please give the “everything in society is misogynistic” crud a rest

      1. Well, I think we are living in a ruthlessly mysoginistic society and long to see it topple. The straight white man holds all the cards still, and I hate it! I’m a white man, if I were straight i’d have it MADE! Misogyny is still a big big problem ya’ll..

        On topic… I think if they made Spiderman gay out of nowhere people would just be like “Wtf?” and you best BELIEVE they won’t be showing any sexuality, no love interest I bet, so ultimatley his being gay will actually mean nothing. Personally, I’d just see it as a way of slapping on a label to try and be “cool”.

        LGBT need much more accurate and fair representation on TV and in Hollywood… but turning Spiderman gay for no apparent reason isn’t the way to go about it really

        1. Although I have to admit, Spiderman is super sexy. Gay spiderman would be awesome, but more for a porno gimmick than an actual hollywood movie.

    2. Spanner1960 12 Jul 2013, 7:43pm

      Who cares? Garfield has a lovely arse in that costume.

      1. agree and he has a cute face

  2. Spidey Andrew, you can ‘rehearse’ for the role with me from now on….

    Seriously though it’s long overdue for a major superhero character, on film to be gay or at least bi. Green Lantern was ‘outed’ as gay recently in comic form. What about a lesbian Wonder Woman; or a trans Batman?
    No doubt gay ‘villians too?

    1. Look back at the history of cinema up to the present day and you will see that gay people have already had their turn at being villains in movies, at least in Hollywood mainstream. We were always the “bad guys”. Its time for a gay hero at the movies, to reflect the reality of the world.

      1. I agree. EVERYONE should watch “The Celluloid Closet” and learn about an important aspect of our history. The way we have been portrayed on TV has played a major role in the attitudes of people regarding us (good and bad)

        And we need to remember that shows like Will & Grace, Modern Family etc. are often seen as “ground breaking” in regards to LGBT representation but in NOT ONE EPISODE do any of the gay men kiss, not a peck on the cheek, nothing. Think about what this means…

        1. I agree wholeheartedly with the majority of your comment, apart from the last bit. An episode of modern family is dedicated to mitch and cameron’s lack of public affection, the episode is aptly named ‘the kiss’!

    2. Both Marvel Comics and DC have a fair number of gay and lesbian heroes, these days. Northstar got married to his long-term male partner in the X-Men a while ago.

    3. Well, Clark Kent is definitely gay, if you ask me. :)

  3. GulliverUK 11 Jul 2013, 1:55pm

    We all want Andrew Garfield to play a gay spider-man ! :D

    What else is there to say :)

    1. That he play it nude??

  4. Ironic, considering the fact that he’s still hiding in the closet himself. Girlfriend? Give me a break! ‘Beard’ is more appropriate.

  5. Personally, I can’t believe anyone in their right mind thinks this guy is appealing, but then I’m a fat, old gay man, and there have been men actually attracted to me, though it’s very rare.

    1. GulliverUK 11 Jul 2013, 7:30pm

      Andrew Garfield is very sexy looking, but we’re really discussing the possibility of other accepting a superhero who is gay, like there are leaders of countries who are gay, or having gay politicians, or mayors. Why should we be represented in a positive way in society? In the past it was such a joke, with all sorts of US series having English actors who were the villains, on shows like Columbo, etc. So much for the “special” relationship. If you saw an English actor in those 70s and 80s shows, you knew he/she would be the villain. Kids need positive role models growing up, and LGBT kids had and have few and far-between on mainstream tv.

      I’ll be happy with positive role models who aren’t super-sexy, and there are some of those on US TV now. Besides, some of those people we did like turned out to be gay anyway, like Neil Patrick Harris, although I am sad Casper Van Dien isn’t gay too ! :)

      1. GulliverUK 11 Jul 2013, 7:32pm

        ps. I’m ok with straight actors playing gay too, as long as the role is positive rather than negative. There’s no suggestion Andrew Garfield is gay, if he is great, if he’s not, great too. The point is he wants to play a positive gay role.

        1. Spanner1960 12 Jul 2013, 7:45pm

          So you are OK with gay actors playing negative roles?
          The bottom line is heterosexuality does not have exclusivity on bad people and idiots. Just read enough posts on here to demonstrate that.

  6. Nice idea… shame it will NEVER HAPPEN.

    If he says it lots in interviews though at least he’ll get click-bait for the movie.

    Equality is more than talking about equality – it takes the guts to actually do something.

    If they had the balls to do this I would eat my hat

    1. Well I do think it’s pretty unlikely but today the younger generation has changed a heck of a lot in terms of what it values and enjoys as compared to those around when SPidey was first conceived. It would generate some sound and fury from the purists and the rightists but I bet ticket sales would go through the roof…and that’s what Hollywood really pays attention to.

    2. It doesn’t take guts to introduce a gay superhero – all they care about is money. If that move would likely increase their profits they would do it. Sadly I don’t think a gay Spiderman would be too popular in America yet so it’s not gonna happen any time soon.

      1. GulliverUK 11 Jul 2013, 7:44pm

        I think what they need to do is have two couples, one gay, one straight, who are great friends and get along together. I’m thinking of something like “Defying Gravity”;

        We have had films like The Birdcage, which were popular. There are many hundreds of gay-themed films – I have about 100 myself. Many would be accessible and interesting for the mainstream community. What about Prayers for Bobbie (although I have it but don’t have the guts to watch it). The Matthew Shepard Story has been on TV. It’s not like this would be a first, except perhaps the first gay superhero – although frankly aren’t they all somewhat camp !!! Isn’t that why we love them? Isn’t that why everybody loves them? Theatrical? Overly dramatic?

      2. Every mainstream film industry – like every other industry – is primarily about making money: there’s no way you can get around that. It takes guts and a hell of a lot of determination to make a film that you know isn’t likely to make much money.

  7. I’d like to know Stan Lee is on board with the idea. :)

  8. I think it is a terrible idea. Spiderman won’t know if it his spider sense or his gayday making him tingling :D

  9. It would be awesome to have a gay Spider-Man, but sadly we still live in a homophobic world, and homophobia runs wild in movies. Over here in New Zealand, the last gay themed movie was brokeback mountain, and that was not only ages ago, but it nearly didn’t make it to mainstream cinema simply because it was gay themed. I would like to think that one day there will be a lot more gay themed movie sin mainstream cinemas, but I think Uganda would have equal marriage by the time that happens! (A long way away). Anyway, I think Andrew Garfield would be an amazing gay Spider-Man. He’s so gorgeous ;-)

  10. This is ridiculous! Haven’t they messed up the story enough already! I’m not against homosexual superheroes but why change an existing one! There are plenty of pre-existing ones!

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