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Ed Driscoll

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July 10th, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Holy deja vu, Batman!

Andrew Garfield has loved Spider-Man since he was a little kid. He can speak eloquently and at length about how open the Spider-verse is for interpretation. Recently, he says, he had a philosophical discussion with producer Matt Tolmach about Mary Jane or “MJ” to fans. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he tells EW. “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?”

— “Andrew Garfield on Spider-Man’s sexuality: ‘Why can’t he be gay?’”, Entertainment Weekly, today.

George Clooney outs Batman on Barbara Walters’ Oscar special tonight. Asked if he’d ever play a gay role, Clooney says he already did — as Batman. “Think about it,” he explains. “I was in a rubber suit. I had rubber nipples. I could have played him straight but I didn’t. I made him gay.” Well, that puts Bruce Wayne’s “ward” Robin in a new light …

— The New York Daily News’ Daily Dish column, February 28, 2006.

Fredric Wertham could not be reached for comment.

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There is a vast wealth of slash fanfic for Hollywood to film.

Love makes a family. Mary Kay Le Tourneau loves children.
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I think the word I'm looking for is projection. There was a 1981 movie,I think the title was "So Fine" starring Ryan O'neal. In it there is a scene where he is defending his Phd. dissertation on F. Scott Fitzgerald. One of the professors attacks him for not covering the "obvious" homosexuality of Fitzgerald and its influence on his work. The prof comes across light in his loafers and a cliched figure even back then. I remember talking with students and proffs back then about those in academia who sought validation by becoming stereotypical everybody who is great must be gay types. One gay wag said he had a proff who did that and said, "He's not gay of course, he just likes to hide in the same closet with the rest of us."
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