Captain Marvel (2019)

Cast: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch.

Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Marvel finally had the common sense to make a female-oriented superhero movie. Sure, Marvel has main female heroines like Black Widow, Gamora, and the Wasp, but they’ve never been the focus of those movies. After the major success of Black Panther (dir. Ryan Coogler) it’s safe to say the audience is craving more representation. In this case a superhero movie featuring Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Captain Marvel has easily made its way onto my list of top 5 movies. Before we dive into the why’s and how’s let me tell you the general plot lines of Captain Marvel.

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Let’s Go Bisexuals (The Struggles of Being Bi)

Awkward thumbs up (✓), not sitting on chairs (✓), bob haircuts (✓), puns (✓) and our lord and saviour Freddie Mercury (✓✓). Maybe you’re wondering right now why this is so relatable. If so, I proudly welcome you with open arms into our bi community. I’m joking of course, these signs are not applicable to all bisexuals by far. Yet, these aren’t always the funny features associated with our bi culture, most stereotypes are actually the opposite. Not fun, friendly or fair. Like most stereotypes they sting and sometimes even leave a mark. Which is why I am writing about something near and dear to my heart: how to avoid bisexual stereotypes. This is a guide, if you will, for the non-bisexuals to stop questioning our sexuality, but more importantly I hope it’s a guide for bisexuals to feel empowered and proud of who we are. In light of #20biteen I’m going to highlight a couple of offensive phrases. I hope this will help you to understand your bi friends and neighbours better and show you what to do instead.

Disclaimer: If you’re bi and reading this, be aware, all phrases will make your eyes roll.

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