Ok I've done it. I've seen all the marvel movies.

I have to say, there are a lot of forced straight couples that don't really make any sense. Like so many times that are literally just

dude hero: *does heroic thing*
female sidekick: *swoon*

and a lot more deeper and more complicated emotions between same-sex characters where they could have easily made romance there but just didn't.

It's sad because I thought we were on the verge of having a lot more LGBT rep in mainstream movies and TV but instead there's apparently this pressure to keep it subtle or easily edited out to be marketable overseas. So it's not enough for Hollywood to be OK with queer characters, we have the wait for the rest of the world to catch up.

@alexlaw It has long been my assertion that the best way to get some writers to write good romance is to tell them they're writing a friendship. (...and, thinking on it now, the best way to get them to write complete disinterest it to tell them they're writing a romance.)

@skysailor Yes! So many romances feature petty bickering and it's weird to me!

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