Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok will not show same-sex love

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Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok left the MCU’s first explicit gay moment on the cutting room floor. Tessa Thompson played Asgardian warrior Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, and in the comic book the character was attracted to both sexes. Tessa knew it and said it would be a joy to play such a character. The actress revealed that she convinced the film’s director Taika Waititi to include the shot, which featured a woman walking out of Valkyrie’s bedroom. But it was left on the cutting room floor as the film was trimmed down. But there was also a flashback of Valkyrie mourning over her dead female friend (or more than friend). Thomson, who already identifies herself with her character, said: “There’s a great shot of me falling back from one of my sisters who’s just been slain. In my mind, that was my lover. There were things that we talked about that we allowed to exist in the characterization, but maybe not be explicit in the film.” The actress added that she hoped the character returns in a future film where her sexuality is more explicit.

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