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Friday July 18, 2008

Bring Back Gay BATMAN... And ROBIN, Too!

Batman Robin gay kiss

Since debuting in 1939, Batman has gone through his gayish phases.

During the 1950s morality campaign against comic books, a prominent psychologist and author decried “the subtle atmosphere of homoeroticism which pervades the adventures of the mature Batman and his young friend Robin."  

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The 1960s TV show was a camp riot, including the dynamic duo's deliciously flamboyant costumes...

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...And the ultra-queeny villians.

Batman villans Riddler Joker Catwoman Penguin

 

Gay director Joel Schumacher was responsible for two of the 1990s Batman films, including Batman Forever, starring Val Kilmer and Chris O'Donnell in extremely body-defining attire. 

Val Kilmer Chris O'donnell Batman Forever

 

The latest addition to the superhero series, The Dark Knight, is pretty devoid of gayness… Unless you count the fact that Heath Ledger (who plays the Joker) was best known previously for his role of a queer cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.

Heith Ledger Batman Joker Brokeback Mountain

 

Straights rule Gotham now.  But not forever.

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Gay Batman will rise again! 

 

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