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Subj: Re: Peter & Lily will never work
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 08:36:32 am EDT (Viewed 164 times)
Reply Subj: Peter & Lily will never work
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 at 12:32:28 am EDT (Viewed 163 times)



> If they actually do pull the trigger on a Peter/Lily romance, it will never work from a press standpoint.
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> As someone who's taken courses in "African Literature" and "Black Cinema" in college, I can see that some comic fans will reject the pairing as being "an attempt at being overly politically correct."
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I doubt most comic fans will care one way or the other. I can't say this with certainty, as I haven't been reading BND ASM, but isn't Lily more or less a character who just happens to be black? That is, has her race been used as a defining characteristic?

Besides which, Lily is dating Harry Osborn, who is white, and I haven't seen any complaints--or even acknowledgment of it being an interracial relationship.

(Well, okay, I've seen lots of complaints, starting with that Harry Osborn should be dead, but you know what I mean.)

-Comp





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