lmao all the articles and tumblr thinkpieces about how thor ragnarok is the 'queerest & most feminist superhero movie ever' have been driving me nuts. i like the director but he was very unenthusiastic when he was asked about valkyrie, saying he made sure it wasn’t specific & he didn’t feel the need to get everyone on board with her being bi or a lesbian, very 'maybe she's bi who knows???'. the big deal people made about the ‘first lgbt mcu character’ feels so undeserved lol
I didn’t see most of that thank god bc I would feel the same as you. I do feel like the entire glowing reception around Ragnarok ignores like… a lot of important context, like, I can’t believe I’m apparently the only person on the internet mad that Tessa Thompson never got a real name, and I think the precedent they set by writing out Jane should concern anyone who has ever liked a woman in the MCU, Tessa’s character included, and I am definitely not going to give anyone credit for queer rep because they had Tessa look very sad when another unnamed woman died.
The movie was a lot of fun, it was very funny but… yeah, basically, every thinkpiece hailing it as mega progressive makes me feel like I’m taking crazy pills.