The Falcon & Winter Soldier’s Anthony Mackie spoke to Variety about a potential Sam/Bucky romance… and his quote is slightly meandering… and incredibly confusing… and he appears to blame the fans for falling for the show’s obvious queerbaiting…?
You’re just going to have to read the whole quote and work out what he’s saying for yourself…
“So many things are twisted and convoluted. There’s so many things that people latch on to with their own devices to make themselves relevant and rational. The idea of two guys being friends and loving each other in 2021 is a problem because of the exploitation of homosexuality. It used to be guys can be friends, we can hang out, and it was cool. You would always meet your friends at the bar, you know. You can’t do that anymore, because something as pure and beautiful as homosexuality has been exploited by people who are trying to rationalize themselves. So something that’s always been very important to me is showing a sensitive masculine figure. There’s nothing more masculine than being a superhero and flying around and beating people up. But there’s nothing more sensitive than having emotional conversations and a kindred spirit friendship with someone that you care about and love.
“Sam and Steve had a relationship where they admired, appreciated and loved each other. Bucky and Sam have a relationship where they learn how to accept, appreciate and love each other. You’d call it a bromance, but it’s literally just two guys who have each other’s backs.”
Sooooo… men can’t go to bars together anymore because of the exploitation of homosexuality… which is pure and beautiful…. but this isn’t about that… this isn’t a bromance… it’s just two guys who have each other’s backs? Do I have that right?
Feels slightly “gay panicky” to me… What do YOU think?
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier's Anthony Mackie addresses the Sam/Bucky romance rumors: "So many things are twisted and convoluted. There's so many things that people latch on to with their own devices to make themselves relevant and rational." https://t.co/nLLKDXuZLl pic.twitter.com/nFqCRNBzlZ— Variety (@Variety) June 17, 2021