damn, i hope i get my wish here…
…what are my chances?
so, the news came out recently that one of dc comic’s iconic characters will “come out” this summer and admit that he’s gay. this during the same summer where big bang theory’s “sheldon cooper”, or at least the actor who plays the comic-worshipping scientist, has also come out.
coincidence? yeah, probably.
here’s what’s not – “gay” is the latest hot button. or at least “gay marriage”. it looks like that’s almost gonna be how people decide their vote come november from what’s in the news as of this being written. romney, the gop shoe-in candidate at this point, is a mormon – and mormons, like the amish, don’t half-ass their beliefs. and one of their core beliefs is that homosexuality is wrong, so gay marriage is as well.
let me pause for a second and let everybody know my honest opinion about this once and for all – if you consider gay marriage objectionable because it says it’s wrong in the bible, that’s okay. of course, it also says you can own slaves, shouldn’t talk to a woman when she’s on her period, and bunches of other stuff we don’t think is right but never mind that now. if your religion doesn’t agree with gay marriage, i don’t have an issue with that – simply don’t allow gay couples to marry in your church. have your clergymen (keep in mind the bible says women are property, not equal to men, and therefore can NOT be clergy – hey, if you’re gonna follow the book, follow the whole fuckin’ thing!) not perform the gay wedding ceremonies lest they be excommunicated. that’s fair.
but from the LEGAL aspect, where gay folks can LEGALLY marry, and have all the LEGAL rights thereof (shared property, filing taxes jointly, and all other spousal LEGAL rights) religion has no place in the argument as we have a seperation of church and state, and last time i checked all men, regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation are created equal in the eyes of the law – so close the bible and give them the rights they’re due as law-abiding, voting, tax-paying members of society and shut the fuck up. hell, at least it will give you something extra to bitch about on sundays, right?
the green lantern, the last dc comics flick, ate shit. meanwhile the latest marvel movie (the avengers, which was excellent) broke box office records for opening weekend gross. in most american industry competitions there’s a “big three” – the auto industry has it (chrysler, ford, gm) and the tv industry back in the day did as well (abc, nbc, cbs) but in comics it’s always been just two titans – marvel and dc. and the former has been killing it. dc just HAD to do something to get back in the news…so they’re turning an inconic character queer.
all good. but who will it be?
my hope is that it’s superman. why? for one, his last movie REALLY sucked – with more overtly religious references than a game of pictionary at jerry fallwell’s place. but more for the tattoos – do you know how many douche bags i know that got the fucking superman emblem on their arm? making that logo symbolic with the pride flag would piss off so many jerks it would be unreal – not to mention spell a big payday with cover-up tattoos for those of us in the industry.
yeah, buddy – what are my chances this will be the case?