A Tragic Story of Love Between Gay Super-Heroes
Norwegian comedians release a music video lamenting the plight of gay super-heroes.
April 30 2012 4:59 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
"With great power comes straight responsibility. Super-heroes can't be gay."
What if Uncle Ben had said that before he died? Do you think Spider-Man would've been super homophobic? Or at least thought twice about swinging around Manhattan in Spandex?
That's the sort of world inhabited by the super-heroes in the following video, which is appropriately titled "Super-Heroes Can't Be Gay". Despite the love that these two unnamed super-heroes have for each other, they'll never be able to act on it -- and will instead be forced to live out a Brokeback Mountain-style romance for the rest of their crime-fighting careers. It's a ten-tissue story, for sure. (We're also guessing that they haven't heard about all the gay guys that dress up and party in costumes in New York City, proving how inspirational gay superheroes are in fact for many.)
Watch the video, by Norwegian comedy group Kollektivet, below. We thought you'd appreciate it as a companion to our slideshow of "Gayest Comic Book Heroes."