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Marisa Tomei Wanted Aunt May to Be a Bisexual Mommy in Spider-Man

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Certified MILF (or AILF?) Aunt May could’ve been bisexual, and everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could have been a little bit better...

In a recent interview with Geeks of Color promoting the new Sony/Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: No Way Home, Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei, who plays Peter’s very hot Aunt May in the movie and the previous two installments Homecoming and Far From Home, said that she has some of her own ideas for who the character should be.

When interviewer Dorian Parks asked Tomei about her onscreen relationship with Jon Favreau’s character Happy, Tomei said she sees the two as “just friends.” “I really feel that their relationship is more off than on, I think they’re friends, they get along, there’s a true camaraderie and they’re both invested in Peter so much.”

She thinks the two bonded over their involvement in Peter’s life. “It’s like being on a desert island, there’s no one else they can talk to right now. They like each other well enough, they had their fun, their fling, but they’re still cool with each other.”

That’s when she got to the good part.

“At one point I really — this was before even the idea of Happy showed up — there was a moment where I felt that May was, maybe she should just be with a woman.” Amen to that, Marisa! 

She said that “we were kind of talking about it,” and that if she had her pick for May’s girlfriend, she’d pick producer and former Sony Chairwoman Amy Pascal, who produced all the MCU Spider-Man films.

We’ve wanted May to have a girlfriend ever since she first showed up in that orange tank top in 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming. Some fans also pointed out that she basically wears a bisexual flag for a shirt in No Way Home, with one fan saying “it all makes sense now.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently playing in theaters. The next Marvel movie to feature a canonically LGBTQ+ character will be Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which features the multiverse-hopping lesbian superhero America Chavez.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness comes out in theaters May 6, 2022.

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