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Subj: Re: Lesbian.
Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 at 07:10:05 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Lesbian.
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 04:26:33 am EST (Viewed 62 times)

> In alternate timelines and futures that are firmly grounded in a situation like the one we had in ASM pre-OMD(1), Peter and Mary Jane's marriage and relationship was very strong indeed. In the MC-2 Universe (Spider-Girl), Peter and MJ are a happy couple married for almost twenty years (AFAIK) now, while in the futures seen in ASM #500 and Spider-Man: Reign, Mary Jane was true to Peter until her death. So readers (especially if they like Peter and MJ as a couple) would naturally conclude that under normal conditions Mary Jane would continue to love Peter and that any break-up would be merely temporary. Also, if you worked in the "MJ-turns-gay" plot under the current status quo, the conclusion that her new-found lesbianism was caused by Mephisto could really not be avoided. People who think that Mephisto breaking up Peter and Mary Jane's marriage is Wrong and should be reversed will have no reason not to think the same thing about Mary Jane's new sexuality.
Well, you've argued that Marlo's new-found lesbianism wasn't caused by Moondragon, even though Heather has a history of tampering with people's minds to make them fall in love with her. So, other readers would argue that MJ's lesbianism wasn't caused by Mephisto. (Of course, Marlo's lesbianism disappeared when the plot called for her to get back with Rick and the same thing would probably happen to MJ.)

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