cupidsbow (cupidsbow) wrote,
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Why I want a gay MJ

Some of you might have heard the recent suggestion about MJ from Spiderman being played by a guy, as a gay love interest. And I have an opinion about that, nay, a rant...

It has to be pretty clear by now that I'm all for positive gay representation in the media. Offer me a gay romance, and I'll be waving my rainbow pompoms and cheering, even if it isn't one of my slash ships, and even though most on-screen romances make me cringe, no matter their orientation (they are so often poorly done and full of skin-crawling cliches, ugh).

Anyway, given that, you'd think I'd be all for a gay MJ, right?

Right.

However, I do not want a man playing gay MJ. I want a woman playing her as a lesbian.

You know why? Because while I'm all for positive gay representation, I'm also, just as much, for positive female representation. And you know what a male MJ sounds like to me? Like someone in Hollywood went: "Hey, gay's hot now, right? So you know how we can get rid of even more icky women? We could have all the love interests played by men too! Yeah!"

Ugh.

So, yes, I want a lesbian MJ, playing the love interest to Peta Parker who cross-dresses as Spiderman. Because that would be awesome.

Peta does it accidentally at first -- she's young enough and skinny enough, and her botched-together costume is loose enough that everyone just assumes she's a guy. And she thinks, "Actually, that's a pretty great disguise." So she does it on purpose after that -- upgrades the suit so her breasts are flattened and there's subtle shoulder and waist armour that changes her shape, and a voice gadget built into the mask to lower her voice a bit.

And there you have it: Peta Parker and MJ, awesome lesbians in love.

This entry was originally posted at http://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/405352.html.
Tags: feminism, glbt, meta, rant
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