Deadpool was groundbreaking for the superhero genre. Not only was the film a gigantic blockbuster at the box office, it was the first R-rated superhero movie. Unlike other superhero movies, it contained many scenes with bad language, nudity, and gore with a lot of dark humor thrown in the mix. He is also the first superhero on screen that goes both ways when it comes to sexual partners.
In the comic books, Deadpool is portrayed as pansexual- A person who is sexually interested in other people regardless of gender including males, females, transexuals, transvestites, gender benders, hermaphrodites, intersexuals, androgynous people. Basically all kinds of people.Apart from being stone cold killer, he is also a shameless flirt to boot who has flirted with Thor and propositioned Spider-Man.
The movie has tried to stay true to this aspect of Deadpool in subtle references. Early in the movie, Deadpool suggests a mock fling with Wolverine and is open to sexual experimentation during a sex montage (Wade gets pegged with an unseen strap on). And although the entire movie concentrated of his heterosexual relationship with a woman, it could entirely change by the second movie. “There’s veiled references to it in this film,” says producer Simon Kinberg. “It’s in the DNA of the character.”
Ryan Reynolds has also done very cheeky advertisements in promoting the movie where he talks of having dreams(and we’re talking the sexual kinds here) about British footballer Wayne Rooney. When talking about Deadpool 2, Reynolds was open about exploring the characters sexuality on screen:
“I love that about Deadpool,” said Reynolds. “I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more,”
The film’s writer, Rhett Reese, who has already signed on for a sequel, added:
“We knew that was part of the comics. We wanted to honor that in the movie.”
However the sequel might turn out,it is great to know that positive portrayals of sexuality and fluidity are being portrayed in characters such as Deadpool and the team behind it are the LGBT.
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