Is all this anger about the actress, Zendaya portraying Mary Jane in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’…
Thaddeus Howze
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I am a romance fan, though with a kinky/BDSM bent and thus erotic romance, but over the years I have slowly become increasingly jaded by the limited options. I won’t bore you with the rants I have sent to other friends on precisely what I’ve seen, even on twitter, since you have eyes of your own.

I say this because I’ve long thought that characters like Mary Jane SHOULD be changed every so often. Yeah, we can’t get Marvel to give their males real love lives, where they have to go through a lot of bad apples to find that one “true love”, but as Zendaya proves, if you are JUST going by the cover, ANY pretty face is STILL the “pretty face under the hero’s arm.”

But in Zendaya’s case, she is excellent potential in a modern reboot because OF being half. She literally is the perfect bridge, IMO. Unaccepted in both worlds, but her beauty, female, sex appeal, all the shallow status symbol “stuff” are thick as flies with her. THEN they could get into a real story, because then the mighty Spider Man would have to deal with the blatant inequality all around the woman he loves.

Of course then some executive meddling somewhere down the road would make spider man a half, and try to use that to sell some print *sighs*, instead of him having to learn how to cope like EVERYONE ELSE IRL has had to >_> or WORSE strip her story/character of the troubles she deals with everyday by white washing it somehow form or fashion through him *sighs*

Or am I just that jaded?

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