I cannot resist taking shots at Kotaku whenever they publish a bad article.
This edition of “Kotaku Says Something Stupid” comes to you courtesy of James Whitbrook, who apparently is looking to collect some points within the LGBTQ community, as he decided it’d be a great idea to publish an article about the recent blockbuster film Thor: Ragnarok and how apparently the character of Valkyrie, who yes is bisexual in the comics, was essentially not bisexual enough in the film to satisfy the demands of the LGBTQ community.
The main paragraph of the article pretty much sums up the petty bullshit James will be going through as the article drones on:
Thor: Ragnarok is a great movie—but one area where it falters is with Valkyrie. Not because of characterization, because she’s just as great, kickass, and engaging as the rest of the cast. But Ragnarok’s Valkyrie was meant to be bisexual, and the erasure of that identity in the film is profoundly disappointing.
Yep, basically he doesn’t care that the character of Valkyrie was a badass and super entertaining, it’s all a moot point because the film didn’t go out of its way to put the glowing neon sign above her head saying she’s bisexual.
You can read the full article here, and while I’d love to go piece by piece of this trash, there really isn’t much that I need to explain to you, is there? I mean I go into the whole “Tessa Thompson tried to get a small moment in the film where a woman walks out of her bedroom, but it was cut” thing, or how “offended” James was that the scene was cut because it was considered “too distracting”, but it really comes down to one simple fact:
JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE ISN’T HETEROSEXUAL DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN EVERY IMAGINABLE WAY!!!
It goes to show you that we have way too many people both in the LGBTQ community and SJWs “fighting” for the LGBTQ community both trying to make a big deal out of their community not being represented, when in actuality what they’re claiming to want would only damage the community itself. I mean for fuck’s sake, in the past couple of years I’ve made the transition from a heterosexual male to a bisexual male, so believe me when I tell you that just because I now have an interest in sexual intercourse with another male, it hasn’t affected the way I talk, act, or anything that is visually noticeable.
Valkyrie is bisexual, those who know the lore already know this fact. Sure, do the casual viewers? No. But do they need to? Does Valkyrie being bisexual add anything to the plot? No. Does it affect any of the characters in the film? No, as she doesn’t go around dry-humping every guy in the film and it’s not like Valkyrie takes a break from the fight to go scissor Hela before the big final battle either. James is honestly just looking for a reason to spew his idiotic demands on behalf of a community that largely isn’t asking for his help on. I’ve seen numerous posts on Twitter, hell even comments on Kotaku under the article from people in the LGBTQ community that are basically saying “I don’t care about this, it’s not something we’re worried about, stop fighting for us when we’re not asking you to do so.”.
Folks, I’ll say it once again, who you want to fuck has zero impact on your personality. So in Valkyrie’s case, she’s perfectly representing the LGBTQ community in Thor: Ragnarok. Why? Because she’s just another woman. She’s strong, emotional, has her reasons for why she’s where she’s at in the film when we first meet her. She’s a real person. She’s not some over-the-top character who flirts with every hot guy or girl on screen, she’s a normal woman who happens to bat on both sides of the plate.
Being bisexual isn’t special, James. It’s normal, it doesn’t need to be made obvious. Stop being an idiot.