Deadpool does what a lot of superheroes do. He played by Ryan Reynolds earned a lot of attention this weekend because he also curses like Ernest Hemingway on a bender, breaks the fourth wall to chat with the audience, and experiments sexually with his strip-club-waitress girlfriend, Vanessa Morena Baccarin. Deadpool is undoubtedly the first superhero movie where the superhero gets lovingly anally penetrated by his main squeeze, and any signs of protest from Wade clearly have to do with physical discomfort, not gay panic.
On Monday night, Logo gave us a sneak peek at Cucumber and Bananathe tandem new shows from Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davis, which showcase the sexual yearnings of a middle-aged gay man the former and those of young gay and trans kids in Manchester the latter. And if Cucumber was a little bit painful in its depiction of lead character Henry and his barren sex life with his longtime partner, at least it showed he had a lot of sexual imagination: particularly, it seems, when it comes to Ryan Reynolds, and Ryan Reynolds's dick. In this scene, Henry Vincent Franklin has just had a fun night out with friends when he calls upon an old routine in which he describes, in great detail, his theory that Ryan Reynolds becomes gay for his own cock every time he masturbates.
Everyone remembers that infamous fight scene in the burning warehouse. Deadpool is totally naked as he grapples with Ajax and fights for his life. When I meet Ed Skrein in London, I tease him that we want the dirty details for our new adult video channel.
As any lazy writer hello will tell you, if a joke's worth making, it's worth making twice. Ha ha! The comedian didn't even mean to be in the LCD Soundsystem farewell film; he was talked into crowdsurfing by a mate at the gig.
And then the moment passes. It is a bit tiring. So not dismissive, but rather the epitome of inclusive.
He does, however, quickly charm Gerry Ben Mendelsohnthe one player who believes in lucky charms. Which, ahem, is not a euphemism. He was willing to help his new pal try to play his way out of debt; when Gerry overindulges, however, their dynamic changes.
And that includes Deadpool himself. We have a lot of tools in the shed that we get to play with. Deadpool is on the wildest end of the superhero spectrum, an R-rated action tale with a never-ending arsenal of raunchy jokes.
With fans rejoicing that the box office smash has the official go-ahead for a sequel, Reynolds has said the idea of the 'Merc with a mouth' getting a boyfriend "would be great. With unflinching jokes about masturbation and strap-ons in the first film, it seems unliklely that the film makers would shy away from the "pansexual" nature of their spectacularly popular hero. As well as Reynolds himself, the sequel's returning director Tim Miller has already embraced the equal-opportunities sexuality of the character. I want that quoted.
In the comic books, Deadpool is an equal-opportunity smart aleck — and flirt. That could change, particularly if the film — which is expected to dominate the box office this weekend — spawns sequels. Early in the movie, Deadpool suggests a mock fling with Wolverine and seems open to sexual experimentation during a sex montage although the only partner in the scene is his girlfriend.