Originally Posted by El Argentino
I say this with as much honesty as I can muster; if Disney turns SW8 into a social justice project, I'm out. Franchise has never been about that and doesn't need it. Same with all this "Is Poe gay?!" crap. Speculate all anyone wants, but if the Mouse comes out and says Poe is gay, or this little number is a LGBFTQXYZ, I'll have no place for any new SW in my life.
Why would it put you off if there's two male characters who flirt with each other. I can't see that Star Wars is going to turn into a romance, but for example Poe flirting with another character who happens to be male would hardly be any different from Lando flirting with Leia in terms of character 'rounding'. Do coincidentally gay characters put people off going to see a film?
Originally Posted by otc
The problem is that unless there is a compelling reason for an important-to-the-series romantic subplot...it really doesn't matter if poe is gay or not.
He can celebrate every successful mission at the bath house, but unless his love is what pulls Kylo Ren back from the dark side, there shouldn't be any screen time wasted on a secondary characters romantic life.
To Lucas's credit, is there ever any non-core-storyline romantic fluff in any of the movies? Other than Lando flirting a bit with Leia, I don't recall any other romance elements being forced into either trilogy that didn't involve padme or leia.
I suspect if they do decide to make one the characters gay it will just be flirting along the lines of Lando and Leia, but we don't know how minor a character Poe will be in future films. I really don't care if there's the Han Solo/Leia relationship created between two male characters - arguably that was very much a subplot that did little more than develop character rather than move the main plot forward.