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Screenwriter and critic Larry Gross offers a deep reading of V for Vendettain Movie City News in which he claims that not only is the film’s masked figure “the gayest superhero of all time,” but that the film’s narrative uses “the gay political agenda” as a narrative force against a more generalized repressive order:

In any case, V for Vendetta forwards the gay political agenda far more vigorously, unapologetically and, one might say, passionately than Brokeback ever did. But I wonder if the gay community wants this kind of almost apocalyptic gesture any more than the Democratic party wants Feingold to push a censure motion against Bush, (despite the fact that support for it is in the 40 percentile, including 20% of Republicans polled?)

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