The sexualisation of Tom Holland has made me so uncomfortable and it’s been really hard for me to put into words for a while. I haven’t been able to put my finger on why this all makes me so strange and concerned since this guy was cast as Spiderman.
It was only when I read tweets like these that I realised why Tom Holland being treated as an object of sexual desire has made me so uncomfortable. If I was 16 and watched Spiderman: Homecoming, I might have fallen desperately in love with Tom Holland and he might’ve been my new obsession and I really don’t care that other 16 yo’s are treating him as sexy and attractive and whatever. It’s the realisation that it’s not just adolescents seeing him in that way. If 16 yo me googled Tom Holland’s age I would’ve been like “Yes he’s only 21 that’s so close to me, I could have a chance (however improbable) with him!”. These people google his age and think “Yes, he’s 21 and it’s not illegal or wrong to feel sexual desire for him!” which just grosses me out.
I don’t know if I feel uncomfortable because he was cast just when he turned 19, or just because he’s the same age as me and it’s unsettling to realise that if people sexualise him, people can sexualise me too. Maybe it’s the fact that they admit that they were worried that their sexual feelings aren’t OK until they made sure that he was over 18. It could be the fact that it’s so rare to have actors portraying teenagers when they are or have just been teenagers that it’s upsetting and jarring to me that people sexualise them.
I could just be overreacting, but seeing all of these fucking adults saying “hey the kid who looks 17 and is playing a 17 year old is actually 21 so it’s okay to want to fuck someone 10 years younger than me” is just so fucking gross and ugly to me.
uhhhhhh is the Dany/Luke friendship like Matt/Foggy ? I've never cared much abt Dany but apparently they are like besties and ppl ship them? help me out pls I understand nothing
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT LUKE AND DANNY
The backstory of how they became friends isn’t super complicated (they both had solo comics and the sales were slipping so Marvel decided to pair them to see if they sold better that way; in the story, Luke gets blackmailed into attacking Misty (Danny’s girlfriend) but everything works out in the end). Basically they met and were instantly BFF and business partners (as Heroes for Hire).
Danny is only 19 when they meet and fresh from K’un Lun and doesn’t know anything and is basically Luke’s adorable little confused friend. Luke is street-smart and socially conscious and angry and Danny adores him. They are not afraid to say they love each other:
I can’t believe how many little things happened in 365 days. Things that I’m grateful for, things that I’m not grateful for. I’ve learned. Oh my god, I’ve learned a lot. I loved and I lost. And now, 365 days later, I’m a completely different person.