As if “Spider-Man: No Way Home” didn’t have enough epic reveals Marisa Tomei said she campaigned to have her character be a lesbian in the franchise’s final installment. The 57-year-old Oscar winner dropped the bombshell in a Dec. 19 interview with the Geeks of Color.
“There was a moment, where I felt that May — maybe she should just be with a woman because Ben is gone,” claimed Tomei, who plays Peter Parker’s Aunt May Parker in the critically acclaimed superhero flick. She was referring to her character’s deceased husband, Ben Parker, who is infamously murdered by a burglar in the comic books and films.
If that wasn’t juicy enough, the “My Cousin Vinny” star even proposed that her on-screen lady lover be none other than Sony producer Amy Pascal.
“And we were kind of talking about it,” the Brooklyn native explained while erupting into laughter. “And so I actually really wanted Amy Pascal from Sony to be my girlfriend!”
She added, “I was like, ‘No one even has to know, Amy. I’ll just be in a scene and you’ll be over there. And I’ll just be like, “Hey!” It’ll just be a subtle thing.’”
Unfortunately, her idea for a cinematic coming-out party was shut down by film execs.
“No one went for it at the time,” lamented the “The Big Short” actress.
The proposal was widely blasted, with one traditionalist dissenter tweeting, “Let’s forget completely about Uncle Ben and go straight to Aunt May being lesbian. Yeah, the fans will be super happy — Said no one. Ever.”
"Let's forget completely about Uncle Ben and go straight to Aunt May being lesbian. Yeah, the fans will be super happy"
– Said no one. Ever.
— ULM #UNVACCINATED LIVES MATTER 💖 (@YukiYukio13) December 29, 2021
Conservative rapper Eric July seconded their sentiment, writing, “Hollywood brainlet, Marisa Tomei wanted MCU ‘Aunt May’ to be lesbian, because ‘Ben was gone anyways.”
“These people have no idea who these characters are,” he added. “Stop giving Marvel the benefit of the doubt just because they nostalgia-baited you.”
Hollywood brainlet, Marisa Tomei wanted MCU "Aunt May" to be lesbian, because "Ben was gone anyways." These people have no idea who these characters are. Stop giving Marvel the benefit of the doubt just because they nostalgia-baited you. Full video is LIVE on YouTube! #SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/93PkphVl7m
— Eric July (@EricDJuly) December 27, 2021
My wife and I are so tired of the declining U.S. culture trying to modify existing and infusing new storylines with social causes, we have gone back in time to watch movies pre LGBT /SJW.