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Andrew Garfield Wants Spiderman To Be Gay

Updated Monday, 1:40 p.m. PST

Andrew Garfield's made no secret of his interest in seeing Spiderman potentially explore some same-sex loving. He even went so far as to name the actor that he'd like to see as Peter Parker's potential love interest. 

So what did Fruitvale actor, Michael B. Jordan have to say about being the apple of Garfield's eye?

VH1 interviewed Jordan during his Fruitvale promo campaign:

VH1: Garfield recently said that the superhero’s sexuality is open to interpretation, and he named you as someone he’d want to play his gay lover in the film, should Marc Webb choose to go that route.

Michael B. Jordan: No thoughts on that, but I am a fan of Andrew. He’s a talented actor, I admire his work, and I’d definitely love to work with him in the future. He’s a funny guy–he’s got a sense of humor and I love people that won’t take themselves too seriously all the time, so it’s cool for him to come out and say how he felt or joke around or whatever. It was fun, I laughed at it.

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Sounds like he was a good sport about it! What do you think of Jordan's response? 

(H/T: Queerty)

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Original Post

Why can't a guy get in on a wet, upside-down kiss with Spiderman? That's what Andrew Garfield wonders in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly

"What if MJ is a dude? Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!" Andrew tells EW.com "So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys? ... I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better—we’d have interracial bisexuality!”

Sadly, we'll probably find gay Spiderman relegated to the underground chambers of fan fiction forums. But, do you think mainstream fans are ready for an experimental Spiderman?

(h/t: Towleroad; Image: JustJared)

Comments

I love the above post. Wow.

The concept of something being experimental shouldn't be determined by the readiness or expectations of an audience.  Just take a risk and do it.

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