Is Brie Larson Gay? Fans Want Captain Marvel in Queer Storyline
Did you know, a 10-year-old Brie Larson would most likely spend an hour of recess searching Wikihow on the library computer for, "How do you know if you're gay?"
It might not have been anyone's first guess, but it was the answer Larson gave when she took an internet quiz about herself. She took the quiz for her YouTube channel.
As expected, this clip became everyone's go-to answer when asked, "Is Brie Larson gay?"
Well, despite the comment she made, she hasn't officially come out as gay.
Fans Excited to See Gay Brie Larson On-Screen
It is highly unlikely that she is a lesbian, considering Larson has a boyfriend whom she routinely flaunts on social media.
Even so, fans haven't given up hope. If not in real life, they are excited to see Larson as queer on the silver screen, especially since they caught onto the queer undertones in her MCU blockbuster Captain Marvel.
Check out some of these tweets!
The queer undertones being discussed included Larson's character not having a male love interest. She also raises a daughter alongside another female character in the movie—fellow Air Force pilot Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch).
That being said, the on-screen relationship between Larson and Lynch was not canonical either.
Directors Didn't Shut Down the Larson-Lynch Lesbian Chemistry
When Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the directors of Captain Marvel, were asked if the fans were on to something, they offered Comic Book Movie (via Cosmopolitan) a cryptic answer.
The directors admitted that Larson having a romantic relationship in the first Captain Marvel movie was something they discussed in the initial stages of production.
However, they later decided that the plot was already too dense to address a romantic tangent. Still, they were well aware of how fans had shipped certain characters in the movie, and they did not oppose the idea at all.
I know people have made their own conclusions about that and I think that's part of the fun of making these movies is that they become the audience's movies and they get to create any kind of narrative they want for what's happening off the screen.
Marvel has generally refrained from highlighting LGBTQ+ characters in their big-budget ventures simply because some of the world's biggest entertainment markets would not allow LGBTQ representation on screen.
Although understandably, a commercial franchise would hold back on a few things if it means access to larger markets, the fact that LGBTQ+ representation has suffered because of that reluctance is frustrating, to say the least.
The LGBTQ+ Superhero in MCU
But credit where credit is due, director Kevin Feige confirmed back in 2019 that Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie would be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first LGBTQ+ superhero.
Fans had since joined the bandwagon for the Thompson-Larson couple making it to the silver screen. Thankfully, the duo reinforced their speculations during an appearance at the ACE Comic-Con event (via Them) in 2019.
A moderator had asked the two actors what they were looking forward to fans seeing in an upcoming project, a heroic voice in the crowd shouted: “Lesbians!”
To which came Larson’s now-legendary response: “How do I top ‘lesbians’?”