Queer as folk gay super hero
Template:Notability Rage is a gay fictional superhero in a comic book of the same name within the US television series Queer as Folk Showtime , not to be confused with the Marvel Comics character Rage comics , an African-American superhero. Within the Showtime series, the character of Rage is created by Michael Novotny , a lifelong comic book fan, and Justin Taylor , a young artist, in response to Michael's disappointment over the cancellation of his favorite comic book, Captain Astro. The character is based on an idealization of Brian Kinney , Michael's best friend and Justin's lover, and the story line is inspired by Justin's rage over his own experience as the victim of a vicious gay-bashing. Rage appears to have several powers, including greater than normal human strength and resilience, superhuman sexual stamina, martial arts training, psychically enhanced charisma and persuasiveness, and a mind-distortion ability that causes homophobic attackers to perceive each other as gay and to attack each other. He also has the ability to heal others' injuries through sex. The comic book appears in Season 2, episode 19 of Queer As Folk.
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Through the characterisation of fans, producers, and critics of superhero media, the show develops nuanced discussions of comic book representation. Yet, its presentation of the gay superhero leaves much to be desired…. He suggests this is because the producers object to a prominent fan theory that reads the Captain as gay. He tells Justin that patrons of his store come in asking for representation in comics, and he has nothing to offer. Thus, Rage , is born. Then, wealth, that enables him to live seemingly independent of social norms and customs; he is rude to his clients, destructive of property, and able to buy his way out of the consequences.
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In both shows the characters have powers that can only be used in the other world. Justin's past follows him to the city, where he decides to make his home for a while. Some businesses have had to shut their doors forever while others still have headed onto social media to crowd fundraise money to stay open.
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