Over the last few months there have been various hashtag campaigns on Twitter to give some prominent movie character same sex partners. That includes Elsa from Frozen and Captain America. The likelihood of Marvel allowing Cap to date a boy is pretty remote, but there was a lot of Twitter support for #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend, especially following the closeness between the character and Bucky/The Winter Soldier in the films.
As Chris Evans is known to be incredibly LGBT friendly (and has a gay brother), it’s difficult to imagine he’d be bothered if Captain America turned out to like boys as well as girls,but what about Bucky Barnes actor Sebastian Stan? Well, he’s not against the idea either and has been pleased to see what’s been happening on Twitter.
He told GQ, “Look, man, I think it’s great. Movies are for people to relate to in whatever way they want. No one here is ever going to point a finger and say what’s right and wrong. For me, it’s like, Awww. It’s cute, it’s great. If someone takes the time to think about that, that’s great. I don’t think of the character that way, though. But there’s no right or wrong answer.”
He might not think of the character that way, but from the amount of fan fiction and erotic imagery on the likes of Tumblr, there are plenty of people out there who’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it. While it’s unlikely the two character will get together on screen, Marvel will hopefully start to open the door to significant LGBT characters in its cinematic universe. Disney (which owns the comic company) was recently given a failing grade by GLAAD for not including and LGBT characters in the films it released in 2015, including its Marvel movies. Some of those behind-the-scenes have suggested they’d been keen to make the films more inclusive, but so far there’s little evidence that’s happening.
Oh, and if you really want to see Cap and Bucky geting it on, Men.com will be releasing a porn parody soon with Alex Mecum in the title role, as the posters below show. [Read more…]