Thursday, April 26, 2012

Interesting Quote: Grant Morrison

“I got interested in the class element of Batman: He’s a rich man who beats up poor people. It’s quite a bizarre mission to go out at night dressed as a bat and punch the hell out of junkies. And then he goes home and lives in this mansion. There’s an aspirational quality to him—he’s an outlaw and he can buy anything. He has a new Batmobile every movie. He’s very plutonian in the sense that he’s wealthy and also in the sense that he’s sexually deviant. Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that’s why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn’t care—he’s more interested in hanging out with the old guy and the kid.”

I knew it.


1 comment:

Rusty said...

being an emotionally dead psychopath who hunts ciminals and leaves them hanging from rooftops while hanging out with boys in tights and old men doesn't make Batman gay: it makes him insane and eomtionally stunted. I resent that his idea of "very very very gay" is not wanting to hang out with similarly crazy female criminals who STALK him but instead he hangs out with his family

(that said, I do right-click save the hell out of some batman/robin fanart but for erotic purpose, not cuz i think it's true to the character)

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