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Salon Bemoans Spider-Man, Movie Superheroes Being 'Straight, White Men'
NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2014 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 04/29/2014 9:40:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw lamented how the movie depictions of Spider-Man and other superheroes are all "straight, white men" in a Tuesday item on Salon.com titled "America deserves better superheroes: Why a straight, white Spider-Man is no longer a real underdog." Baker-Whitelaw, a "fandom and Internet culture" reporter for the website The Daily Dot, zeroed in on the supposed "ramifications of having eternal underdog Peter Parker remain a straight, white man."

The writer also complimented Andrew Garfield, the actor who plays the title character in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for wondering why the superhero "can't...be into boys," and contended that Sony, the studio releasing the upcoming movie, "might benefit from listening to...Garfield's comments on the potential hypocrisy of portraying Peter Parker as being marginalized by society." She later hoped that superhero movies would catch up with the "reasonably progressive and diverse representation of real-life America" in present-day comic books:

...Marvel movies are often praised for being more progressive than your average summer blockbuster...but they're still decades behind the comics....none of those movies have starred anyone other than a straight, white man in the lead role. The Avengers franchise has managed a handful of female characters in non-romantic roles, plus Falcon and Nick Fury in the supporting cast, but the mere concept of an openly LGBT character still feels like a pie-in-the-sky dream. Meanwhile in Marvel comics, Northstar came out in 1992, opening the floodgates for a whole host of other LGBT heroes....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: comicbooks; hollywood; homosexualagenda; lesbianism
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What is going on here?
1 posted on 04/29/2014 9:40:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess they should be black and queer? That would open another whole bag of worms.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 9:44:55 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, the gay agenda has already hit the comic books so it won't be long before it carries through to the movies!!


3 posted on 04/29/2014 9:46:17 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

98.5% of EVERYONE is strait and around 2/3 of the population is white. If ‘Hispanics’ are included as white, which most are, than the percentage of ‘white’ Americans is actually around 85%+.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 9:47:51 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then let these losers create their own comics and movies in their own fashion and see how well they do considering the bottom line.

The government has no business forcing beliefs upon citizens no matter how much these degenerate wish it so. If it comes to that, civil war will follow shortly thereafter, IMO.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 9:48:43 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Yep you're right. Sometimes a character in a movie just needs to be a regular guy. Doesn't being a superhero make him remarkable enough? Does he have to fit in some other liberal label/pigeonhole?

Liberals...{snort}

6 posted on 04/29/2014 9:50:57 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess they are unaware that the actors that portrayed TV’s Batman and The Flash were both queers.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 9:51:54 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Given the nature of Hollywood, it really is rather strange that we don’t have more superheroes who are homosexual pedophiles who snort cocaine.

That, after all, is the new America.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 9:53:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get ready for......SODOM-MAN!!!


9 posted on 04/29/2014 9:55:26 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, here’s part of an interview with the idiot who plays Spider-Man:


While speaking with EW.com, the actor said he recently had a conversation with producer Matt Tolmach about Mary Jane and what he’d like to see. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” Garfield said. “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”

Garfield even knows who he’d want to play the part. “I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better — we’d have interracial bisexuality!”



10 posted on 04/29/2014 9:57:42 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sure we could arrange a date for Gavia Baker-Whitelaw - with the guys responsible for the Wichita Horror.

Reginald and Jonathan Carr could teach her all about "forcible sodomy".

11 posted on 04/29/2014 9:59:14 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There are rumors.....


12 posted on 04/29/2014 9:59:19 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why doesn't Salon go ask Marvel and DC Comics how wildly popular their homosexual superheroes turned out to be?

Then see if Hollywood is willing to risk $150,000,000 making a summer blockbuster epic featuring one of the homosexual superheroes.

Oh wait, now I remember: Green Lantern came out of the closet (And gee, what a surprise with his swishy green felt Robin Hood costume) a whole year *after* the horrifyingly awful movie of the same name completely tanked and lost money with both hands.

I swear. Salon must be under the spell of a supervillain's reality distortion field targeting their building, or something.

This is a job for Superman!

13 posted on 04/29/2014 10:00:02 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everybody knows that all superheroes are queers. Just as the girlymen down at the Salon.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 10:04:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Second GL (Hal Jordan, from the movie) is still very much straight. It’s the first GL (Alan Scott, who didn’t originally have a green costume) that they turned gay.

Funny enough, it was the supervillians that they started to make “that way inclined”. Mystique (X-Men villain) was one of the first ones they did that with; her and Destiny, apparently.

I won’t even start with what anime did even way back in the day.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 10:07:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: FlingWingFlyer

As a kid, it didn’t into the whole comic book superhero fandom. My superheroes wore flight suits.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 10:07:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: beethovenfan

Get ready for......SODOM-MAN!!!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

HE IS BLACK
HE IS BACK
AND HE HAS YOUR BACK(SIDE).


17 posted on 04/29/2014 10:08:19 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Then there are those other rumors....


18 posted on 04/29/2014 10:08:56 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Salon Bemoans Spider-Man, Movie Superheroes Being 'Straight, White Men'

Well, if you think it has merit, make a movie where the superhero is a gay black guy. If people want to, they'll go see it. Or is it that you know they won't, so you're turning to the standard liberal solution and taking away all the alternatives, so they HAVE to do it your way.

19 posted on 04/29/2014 10:09:12 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Same here. I bought every book about test pilots that was available in “The Weekly Reader.” LOL! Dang that was a long time ago.


20 posted on 04/29/2014 10:10:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, these poor souls. Do they really not know the homosexual subtext of those stories has been remarked on enough that it’s been turned into a comedy routine?


21 posted on 04/29/2014 10:12:08 PM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!!!" *BOOM!* "And the rodents' red glare...gerbils bursting in air...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think they’re prejudiced against straight green superheroes.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 10:14:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: The KG9 Kid
This is a job for Superman!
Superman is...busy.



23 posted on 04/29/2014 10:20:09 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Great, so I guess this means that the folks at Salon want to encourage women, minorities and people of all sexual preferences to become real-life heroes as well, say by joining the police or the military, right?

So when will I be reading the articles in Salon about why all universities should be welcoming ROTC onto their campuses - particularly the more liberal campuses with the more diverse student demographics?

After all, they can't just be concerned about proportional representation among fictional heroes, could they? I'm sure they must also care about having more diverisity among the real life heroes who commit their lives to serving and protecting the rest of us.

Oh, and since this is reality, and we can't expect these heroes to possess any super-powers, then I'm sure the folks at Salon must also now be in favor of arming all these diverse citizen soldiers, so they can use thier guns in the real-life fight against evil, right?
24 posted on 04/29/2014 10:22:22 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, gays are too into themselves to worry about saving anyone else.


25 posted on 04/29/2014 10:25:00 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She later hoped that superhero movies would catch up with the "reasonably progressive and diverse representation of real-life America" in present-day comic books:

Since when are Comic Books supposed to be representations of real-life America or real life anywhere else.

Comic Books are escapism. Comic Books are representations of what the author envisions as what he would like the world in some sense to be.

Why does the Left want every aspect of the world have to adhere to their view of justice? Why do they want every little thing in the world have to be the way they want it to be?

26 posted on 04/29/2014 10:26:29 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess Salon is bemoaning the crying need at the box office for homosexual-transgendered-minority-mixed race superheroes? Two percent of the pervert population is telling the other 98% what kind of superheroes they should want? Where do they get these drug snorting authors?
27 posted on 04/29/2014 10:26:49 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw lamented how the movie depictions of Spider-Man and other superheroes are all "straight, white men" in a Tuesday item on Salon.com titled "America deserves better superheroes: Why a straight, white Spider-Man is no longer a real underdog."

This whole premise is completely stupid. Spider-Man is supposed to be a superhero who can dependably conquer evil, not some underdog.

What business does this clown have writing this article about superheroes if he doesn't even understand the concept?
28 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:20 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Pilgrim's Progress
The Venture Bros. cartoon put forth a character, Captain Sunshine, that had overbearing shades of having pedophile tendancies... it was a total rip of the whole TV Batman and Robin insinuation.

The character "Shore Leave" in the same cartoon was a parodied flaming homosexual version of the G.I. Joe cartoon characters Shipwreck, combined with Gung Ho.

I like the fact that these characters are parodies of themselves... and are shown as "not normal".

29 posted on 04/29/2014 10:35:43 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what’s going on is the push by fags to make the average American think homosexuality is ‘normal’

anyone that says it is needs to google ‘Folsom street fair’ and ‘goatse’

meanwhile, where’s the outrage over this publication promoting the thought of homosexual pedophilia?


30 posted on 04/29/2014 10:38:43 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Pontiac

that’s how propaganda works


31 posted on 04/29/2014 10:45:08 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Army Air Corps; FlingWingFlyer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackhawk_(DC_Comics)

You both may have like theses guys?
I read them in the 1940s(!’m now 78yYO).


32 posted on 04/29/2014 10:50:27 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: sten

Of course none of these Gays know that Comic Book publishers are discriminating against them until this shill for the Left tells them that they should be upset about it.


33 posted on 04/29/2014 10:50:45 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; 2ndDivisionVet; Olog-hai; Salamander
Soon you'll be able to "Marvel" at this:

Armed only with his trusty blow dryer.....


34 posted on 04/29/2014 10:53:48 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: RichInOC
Oh, these poor souls. Do they really not know the homosexual subtext of those stories has been remarked on enough that it’s been turned into a comedy routine?



35 posted on 04/29/2014 10:58:07 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Superhero comics and movies always seem to have that unspoken stigma attached to them. Hard not to. Crazy outfits, super powers, hidden identities and the fear of their discovery... If they were also anything but straight, the genre probably would not have gained enough acceptance to be a part of the mainstream of culture. It would just be too dang weird.
36 posted on 04/29/2014 11:32:00 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve always been so disappointed that superheroes were depicted as straight. Also, “Father Knows Best”: I’m sure everyone watching in the 50s was so upset over how hetero that couple appeared. Total breeders.

And Mary Tyler Moore. Mr. Grant. Not gay. Mary. Not gay. Phyllis. Not gay. Rhoda... Not sure. Sue Ellen- most definitely not gay. What a disappointing show.

Even Mickey Mouse is into female mice.

What is this world coming to?


37 posted on 04/29/2014 11:44:59 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Bon of Babble

The Archie issue was so successful they are shutting the comic down after killing Archie.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 12:48:26 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: GOYAKLA
Seems like this board prefers older-style HTML.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackhawk%5F%28DC%5FComics%29
39 posted on 04/30/2014 12:53:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lots of things. Foremost the hatred of the average straight guy. You know the guy that was head of the family, worked for a living, loved women who were women and liked being women, and who built this country with his hands and his progeny.


40 posted on 04/30/2014 1:00:20 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything is about sex. Everything.

It’s sodomi and Gomorrah all over again.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 2:55:57 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Bratch

Read somewhere that when the TV show “Batman” became popular an article in Pravda painted the dynamic duo as having “a touch of lavender.” This prompted them to add Batgirl to the show.


42 posted on 04/30/2014 3:12:29 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Rastus

Almost every time I see an actor spout nonsense like this it’s usually them shouting “ hey Broadway, I’m on your side with the gay thing so pretty please put me in a major show.”


43 posted on 04/30/2014 3:16:31 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they put a pervert in a movie, I won’t see it. As for skin color, I don’t care.


44 posted on 04/30/2014 3:25:08 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obviously has never seen SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo.


45 posted on 04/30/2014 3:41:41 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Pox

The standard format for most any new TV situation comedy (even in a drama, for that matter) is a cast consisting of:

One or more black people, one Asian-American, a white male (usually the stereotypical buffoon and butt of jokes), two or more white females - at least one is gay or being ‘open’ to gay - the other a slut, and of course the ever-present gay blade.


46 posted on 04/30/2014 3:44:55 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

“Obviously has never seen SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo.”

That’s right, and in addition to Ace & Gary they don’t seem aware of Fat Albert’s “Brown Hornet”...


47 posted on 04/30/2014 4:20:33 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, we have a black, gay pResident, so I guess the narrative has to change from when Ronald Reagan was in office.

Obama gay

48 posted on 04/30/2014 5:33:16 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Foremost the hatred of the average straight guy. You know the guy that was head of the family, worked for a living, loved women who were women and liked being women, and who built this country with his hands and his progeny.

Yep. And, IMO, that hatred stems from the fact that gays will never, ever, be that guy.

So, like typical liberals, since they'll never achieve that ideal, they'll work to make sure no one else achieves it, either.

49 posted on 04/30/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT by wbill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Northstar has same sex attraction?


50 posted on 04/30/2014 6:52:01 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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