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Captain Marvel is for gay people, the internet says

Josh Jackman March 11, 2019
A shot from Captain Marvel overlaid with tweets about its queer subtext.

Many people think that Captain Marvel was for LGBT+ people. (Marvel and Twitter)

Captain Marvel was made for queer people, according to the internet.

The first Marvel film to put a female superhero front-and-centre stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a warrior who crash-lands on Earth after leaving her home planet.

Carol eventually works through her issues and comes into her own, with help from Maria Rambeau—who is either her best friend or partner, according to how you view the film.

Fans say Captain Marvel was made for queer people

Since the film came out last week, fans have been rushing to proclaim Captain Marvel as a film for queer viewers, and especially queer women.

“Captain Marvel!!! Really good!!!!! And really very quite gay!!” tweeted one such fan.

Another person said: “Captain Marvel was gay as s**t I couldn’t stop smiling.”

“Pretty sure watching Captain Marvel made me 29281209x more gay.”

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A different user commented: “WHOEVER SAID CAPTAIN MARVEL IS A BAD MOVIE CAN CATCH MY GAY FISTS THAT’S ONE OF MY FAV MARVEL MOVIES NOW HOLY S**T I LOVE BRIE.”

“CAPTAIN MARVEL WAS SO FU**ING GOOD OHMYGOD THAT S**T WAS MADE FOR GAY WOMEN AND I AINT NEVER BEEN SO PROUD TO STAN BRIE LARSON IN MY LIFEEEEE,” wrote another fan.

One of many tweets about how people thought Captain Marvel was gay.
“Captain Marvel!!! Really good!!!!! And really very quite gay!!” (lulumaluma/twitter)

Some viewers stated that the film had made them more gay, like the tweeter who said: “Captain Marvel made me 10% more gay and that’s all I’ll say.”

Another wrote: “Captain Marvel just made me more gay tbh.”

And a different commenter tweeted: “pretty sure watching captain marvel made me 29281209x more gay.”

Captain Marvel fans ship Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers

Many fans have shipped Maria and Carol, even if their relationship was not explicitly romantic on screen. Marvel has never openly included a same-sex couple in one of its superhero films.

One viewer tweeted: “Carol and Maria invented being gay I said what I said.”

Another said: “Captain Marvel was so good and I’m in love with Carol she is literally so perfect and IT WAS SO GAY YOU CAN’T TELL ME CAROL AND MARIA DIDNT F**K AND THAT THEY WERE LITERALLY RAISING A CHILD TOGETHER.”

A shot of Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers from Marvel film Captain Marvel.
Lots of fans think that Maria Rambeau and Carol Danvers are a queer couple. (Marvel)

A different person recounted how “Carol Danvers and Maria Rambeau literally were glued to each other’s sides throughout their time in the airforce.

“They flew together, went to the bar together, did karaoke together, and even raised a CHILD together before Carol died. Fellas is it gay.”

“Carol and her bff are gay,” another person stated simply. “I mean, they raised a child together.”

In response to the news that Marvel exec Victoria Alonso said “the world is ready” for a queer superhero, one fan wrote: “I actually just saw a Marvel movie with a gay love story and it was called Captain Marvel.”

A tweet about how the film Captain Marvel contains a same-sex relationship.
“I actually just saw a Marvel movie with a gay love story and it was called Captain Marvel.” (theheatherhogan/twitter)

Captain Marvel fans urge studio to make queer relationship official

Many wanted Marvel to be braver and make Carol and Maria’s relationship canon.

One of these people tweeted: “Me during the whole Captain Marvel Movie: Make it gay you cowards! Carol and Maria are gay and I needed more from that love story.”

Another wrote: “Me watching Captain Marvel: Thanks for no romantic subplots! also me: MAKE IT GAY YOU COWARDS.”

A different fan said: “LET CAPTAIN MARVEL BE GAY .”

In reference to Carol’s nickname for Maria’s child, another fan tweeted: “Lieutenant Trouble deserves (and has) two mommies, you cowards.”

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