I’m sure someone’s already said it better, but no one’s saying LBGTQ folk AREN’T desperate for representation. You and Sebastian Stan and Marvel, etc. are just saying that canon is canon. Yes, we can have our meta about exactly how close their bond is, how they look at each other, how they act around each other, but canon says they’re not lovers. Soulmates, best friends, brothers, whatever, but YOU can’t be held responsible for 60+ years of straight storyline. Blame Marvel, Anon, not other fans.

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Yeah, that was pretty much it.  Steve & Bucky have never been portrayed as anything other than straight.  Now, would I mind if Marvel gave the go ahead to have one or both of them explore their sexuality?  HELL NO.  I would be the first person in line to buy that comic series or watch that movie or TV show.

But I also think true platonic soulmate love stories are really hard to come by in mass media – in fact, the other other one I think that might come close is Dom Toretto & Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious series, and let’s be honest. There is NOTHING well-written about those movies. 😀

Totally agree, and I wish fans would recognise the difference between fanon and canon. 

Except that, as far as I’m concerned, there have been plenty of platonic soulmate stories between men, starting with Holmes & Watson, Kirk & Spock, Starsky & Hutch, Butch & Sundance and a million other movies and tv shows focusing on male bonding… I wish TPTB would finally give us some romance, but I’m honestly not holding my breath. If it happens in the MCU, I think the best bet is in one of the tv shows. 

As far as Bucky & Steve are concerned, I’ll be over the moon if the Russos continue to focus on their friendship and not waste time on introducing het romantic subplots (although I do like Steve/Sharon and especially Bucky/Natasha a lot in the comics). The platonic friendship between Steve and Nat was one of my favourite things about Winter Soldier.

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