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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 04:55 AM

Why Matt Bomer Had No Reservations About Gay 'Doom Patrol' Superhero Role

Fans who have been vocal in their desire to see Matt Bomer play a superhero will be thrilled to know it’s finally happening.


Bomer co-stars with April Bowlby and Brendan Fraser in “Doom Patrol,” a new live-action superhero series that airs on the streaming platform DC Universe. He plays Larry Trainor, a former pilot who was exposed to radiation while flying a plane. At that point, he morphed into a bandaged superhero alias, Negative Man. (Check out the trailer for the new series above.)


Though Larry was married with children, he was also a closeted gay man leading a double life. Bomer, who is gay, has never shied away from exploring his sexuality both onstage and on-screen. His “Doom Patrol” role, however, was unique in one very specific way.


“I’d never really seen a gay male superhero,” he told Variety in an interview published Tuesday. “What I love most about the character is that even though it’s a huge struggle internally for him, it’s not the sole thing that defines who he is.”

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:07 AM

1. If I recall correctly,...

...a member of Marvel's super team Alpha Flight came out as gay a number of years ago.

RESIST!

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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 07:52 PM

3. Thank you, WillParkinson

If I continue to recall correctly, I think he revealed being gay while he was kicking the ass of a homophobic baddie and said something like "...for I too, am gay." in the heat of the battle.

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