Asgardian warrior Valkyrie is now officially the first LGBTQ superhero in the Marvel cinematic universe. And who better to blast this barrier with a Freudian crotch cannon than real-life LGBTQ icon Tessa Thompson? (Read more)
AJ Willingham, "Valkyrie is now the first LGBTQ Marvel movie superhero, but she's been bi forever," CNN, July 22, 2019.
Tessa Thompson has said that the next phase of Marvel films will “push the bounds” of representation. The Thor star plays the superhero Valkyrie – who is bisexual in the comics but has so far had most references to her sexuality left on the cutting room floor. (Read more)
Nick Duffy, "Marvel Star Tessa Thompson says Valkyrie will 'push the bounds of' queer representation in future films," PinkNews, July 6, 2020.
The strangest thing about all of the buzz and hype about having our first openly queer MCU character is that very few outlets reporting the story seem to be willing to name Valkyrie’s attraction for what it is: bisexuality. Let me repeat that for everyone squirming in their seats right now: Valkyrie is bisexual and it’s OK — and imperative — to say it. Bisexual isn’t a dirty word. (Read more)
S. E. Fleenor, "Bisexual isn't a dirty word, so start using it to describe Valkyrie," SyFy Wire, August 1, 2019.