Seriously, writers are rushing to support a shit article about how criticisms of Dallas Buyers Club’s depiction of a trans character aren’t stereotypical because the article’s author has never encountered them (suggesting he’s unfamiliar with North American pop culture for the past thirty years) that then segues into complaining about people trying to write and talk about representation in fiction like it means an end for dark complex characters because they can’t be stereotypes.
If you claim to be unaware about stereotypes of marginalised characters in 2014, that doesn’t make them not stereotypes just because you said so.
Somebody should have to die whenever they make that “Magneto is Malcolm X” comparison. Just die. Just die in a fire. Forever. Your whole face melting right off while you can’t stop screaming.
Oh how these two HATE each other!
Cutest fight to the death ever.
I would love to take a crack at a genderbent/racebent/queerbent version of the original X-Men, with Professor X totally unable to fathom them despite his massive telepathic brain because he’s too old school money whitebread to understand their unique, individual needs. Jean would probably end up eschewing binary gender and taking off for a while because of X-Kids with crushes on her driving her a bit nuts as the telepathy starts to blossom.
Bendis’s All-New X-Men is basically “How Long Before the Jean Grey Bomb Goes Off” and “Who Can She Make Out With Today.” Ugh.