Friday, January 25, 2013

Is Judge Dredd gay? Or is it just Fantasy?

Some of us comic fans were curious about Judge Dredd being a hot leather daddy after seeing a pic of him kissing another man.

But does it mean he's coming out? Or is this a fantasy scene. Take a look and 'judge' for yourself.

Here's more from the comic's spokesperson and the comic's writer:
A spokesman said: "We have had quite an extreme reaction.

"Dredd has always been satirical, while touching on serious issues. This is another example of this."

There is a twist in the tale, with all not being as it seems, the spokesman said.
Writer Rob Williams said Dredd's sexuality - whatever it is - was buried beneath his love for the law. He said: "Although, can you imagine what would happen if that repression ever fell away, just for an instant? Sure, Dredd could be gay.

"You can't look at the original costume design of leather and chains and not see a fetishistic edge there.

"But Dredd's feeling are so deeply hidden, he is extremely unlikely to ever let them show."

The writer said comics were a "great" place to deal with issues such as homophobia.
He said: "As long as you stay true to the character throughout - which I think 'Closet' does - you can deal with all sorts of issues in a story.

"And if they push people's buttons, fine.

"I'd rather a story be provocative than just, 'and they have a fight'.
I am interested to see how this turns out. Maybe this is like a Bobby Ewing shower moment.



Anonymous said...

Um this whole scene takes place in a fetish club where ppl cosplay as Dred so I'm sure the man doing the kissing isn't even him

dogspunk said...

"this whole scene takes place in a fetish club where ppl cosplay as Dredd"
which is awesome in itself

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