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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Is Tintin Gay?

Posted by on Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 1:21 PM


"Of course," says the Times Online.

Billions of blue blistering barnacles, isn't it staring us in the face? Sometimes a thing's so obvious it's hard to see where the debate could start. What debate can there be when the evidence is so overwhelmingly one-way? A callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a middle-aged sailor? A sweet-faced lad devoted to a fluffy white toy terrier, whose other closest pals are an inseparable couple of detectives in bowler hats, and whose only serious female friend is an opera diva...

. . . And you're telling me Tintin isn't gay?

Be warned: Parts of the article have that weird, high-spirited British stereotyping of gay men that goes on over there: "His Belgian creator, Hergé, whose only and enigmatic reference to Tintin's origins was to describe him as having recently come out of the Boy Scouts." But it's an important point, since we're on the verge of having a (completely unnecessary, in my opinion) Tintin movie. Hopefully, they won't try to wedge a female love interest in there, just to appeal to some fictional publicist-invented demographic of women who won't go to movies unless there's kissin' and woo-pitchin' wedged in there somewhere. It's probably better to leave Tintin without any kind of romance, but a little bit of sassy innuendo never hurt anyone.


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Come on guys, Herge was a closet case himself and it is highly speculated that he had sexual relations with his Chinese friend. Tintin being gay would be no surprise... tintin and haddock dying for eachother in Tibet... Romeo and Juliet much?
I rest my case!

Nothing wrong with it. I think he and Haddock make a great couple...or Tintin with Chang which would be age appropriate.
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