The whispers about Gotham City's masked crime-fighter are confirmed in Erotic Lives of the Superheroes, which depicts Batman and Robin as a bickering gay couple whose sex life has gone flat.
Written by the Italian author Marco Mancassola, the novel imagines the erotic obsessions of Superman, Mister Fantastic and Mystique as their heroic abilities are dulled by the ageing process. Acclaimed upon its publication in Italy, the book, which centres on a murder mystery, arrives in the UK this week.
By portraying Batman as openly gay, Mancassola has made explicit leanings which have been tacit throughout the character's comic book and screen history.
Grant Morrison, who wrote Batman stories for DC Comics, claimed that "he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay".
This is a bridge too far for the Gay Brigade that's marching through our social institutions these days. If your average plaid fedora wearing hipster (and Grant Morrison is extremely average) can't see a man and a boy next to each other without thinking "fags!", then the die is indeed cast for a new social revolution. These artsie turd brains can't even entertain the possibility of a hetero mentoring relationship. Doesn't even occur to them. Why would two males be together for anything other than kink? What are young boys for if not... that?
Gay kink is now artistic normal. Meaning its all over, Nancy. You're not the rebel anymore. Now you're The Man.
From here on an artist won't be able to step outside the mainstream culture of the art world, not in print, video, audio or painting, without challenging the Left/Gay hegemony. Young starving artists, the next generation of Grand Masters, will be forced to eschew Modernism, Post Modernism, and the current Post Post Post Gay Post Modernism Irony schlock being served up to depict the one thing that's completely socially unacceptable: the WASP Christian nuclear family.
To my mind about the most transgressive thing you could come up with right now would be The Pietà. Or maybe Norman Rockwell. Look for it coming soon to a riot near you. Hint, it'll be what the Lefties are going apeshit about.
The Square Phantom