How ‘WandaVision’ Continues Marvel Studios’ Problematic Legacy of Queerbaiting

Flirting with homophobic tropes and skirting around meaningful representation is nothing new for Disney or Marvel Studios.

jett klyne and julian hillard as billy and tommy in marvel’s wandavision
sam rockwell as justin hammer with cellmate in marvel’s all hail the king
sam rockwell as justin hammer with cellmate in marvel’s all hail the king
tessa thompson as valkyrie in thor: ragnarok
tessa thompson as valkyrie in thor: ragnarok

“We’re 23 movies into the MCU, and we still don’t have a single, solidly confirmed gay superhero to show for it.”

tessa thompson and brie larson
tessa thompson and brie larson

A lifelong lover of film with a particular passion for the horror genre, comic book movies and queer cinema.

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