SporkBot wrote:I remember seeing the quote from Paul Dini that Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy had a romantic and sexual relationship, but I never saw evidence of that, even after Harley became a comic character, and when so many TV programs were forcing their more attractive actresses to kiss other girls in desperate and sad ratings grabs.
I agree and disagree with you--
For example, I doubt Nightwing is gay, but a gay friend of mine likes to imagine he is. There no doubt are well-intentioned lesbian fans who want their favorite characters to be lesbians.
But, yeah, as for non-gay male readers getting their "fetish fill" from seeing any and all hot female characters get "a little comfortable with each other", that's a very real factor.
For my part, other than that image Jude dug up, I've never seen anything particularly lesbian about Babs or Dinah. Babs grew up crushing on Nightwing until she became too consumed with work maintain it. Dinah has been in a flirtatious relationship with Ollie since 1970s Justice League comics.
Batwoman is obviously a lesbian character. So many others though are either fan-fic fantasies or stereotypes (just because a man is mild mannered and kind, doesn't mean he's homosexual; just because a woman is tomboyish or likes to mentor younger women doesn't mean she is lesbian).
In my younger days, I was called gay a lot, and one of those ambiguous bromances while living overseas, but at the end of the day, I just can't persuade myself I'd choose Dick Grayson over Wanda Maximoff for a night on the town. And I definitely don't have a folder of "Dick Grayson's Greatest Pics" like I do for Scarlet Witch and Wonder Woman. I even tried once. To convince myself I was hot for Nightwing.
Just didn't work.
I'm not hot for Nightwing. But old DC Katana I'd date. (New DC Katana is just too... unhealthy, down to the gray skin...............wtf is it with that? she has normal flesh tones out of costume.... does she put on gray cammo paint??????????????????????????????)