One thing we have been asking ourselves throughout this “is Superman gay?” brouhaha is “why is this getting so much media attention, including ours?” No one ever suggested that Superman is actually gay, including The Advocate in their original article, so are we just talking about his tights? All the press about the issue has been so vague that it smacks of a publicity stunt.
Brent Hartinger over at AfterElton believes that it is one big media concoction made up by the folks at Warner Brothers to A. Market their movie to the gay audience and B. Create controversy and buzz in the days leading up to the film’s premiere. It seems they have been pretty successful, if our own coverage of the “issue” is any indication, but we are getting sick of such cynical (and shoddy) pandering.
We believe that if Warner Brothers wants to start a real “gay Superman” controversy, they should provide some meat for the story. Put a gay love triangle in the new movie or something; don’t just talk about how wearing tights is sort of gay, because that is not worthy of a controversy, even by our standards, and we live for controversy.
We’re almost as frustrated by this as we are by the new Beyonce single. All we’re asking is for someone somewhere to put in a tiny shred of effort.
The Last Gay Word: Who the #%*& Cares if Superman is â€œGayâ€? [AfterElton]