Batman Writer Spills the Beans to Playboy: Batman is Very, Very Gay
Batman megawriter (Batman, Batman & Robin, Batman Inc., I could go on…) Grant Morrison spills the beans on what makes Batman tick to Playboy (with incredible art from Frank Quitely, FYI). The secret? “Batman is very, very gay.”
Gayness is built into Batman. I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. I think that’s why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn’t care—he’s more interested in hanging out with the old guy and the kid.”
Real talk, Grant Morrison is a personal hero and I gobble up almost everything he produces. I can’t imagine that DC is pleased that Playboy is running an interview calling their biggest moneymaker “very, very gay” right before The Dark Knight Rises heads to theaters, but I imagine there’s not much they can do to chastise the most talented and popular writer in their entire company.
So what do YOU think? Is Batman inherently gay? Is it built into his mythos?