Stan Lee To Co-Create Premium Cable's First Gay Superhero

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It's the sentence that I never thought I'd find myself writing: Stan Lee is creating a series for Showtime about a gay superhero. Yes, you read that right; Stan Lee - not only the creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man and the Avengers (amongst many others), but also a man who made sure that Lou Ferrigno was not the worst actor in either Hulk movie and the host of Who Wants To Be A Superhero - is working on a gay superhero show for the home of The L Word and Weeds. Luckily for all of us, he's not doing it alone.The series in question is an adaptation of Perry Moore's award-winning 2007 young adult novel Hero, which tells the story of the world's first gay superhero dealing with his ex-superhero father, his sexuality, and a superhero serial killer. Moore, whose dayjob is being a movie producer, will work on the new series as a writer and executive producer, alongside Lee, whose production company Pow! Entertainment, is behind the show. Moore and Lee announced their partnership at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but at the time, many believed that Hero was aimed at the big screen. Showtime's involvement guarantees two things - Less censorship than any big budget superhero movie would've allowed for, and also the potential for a David Duchovny guest-shot when rating start to drop. We can't wait. Showtime enlists gay superhero [Variety]


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Gay characters annoy me. Why can't they just have characters who are gay?