One could make this argument about any macho superhero out there. Take a look at this recently released teaser for the latest 2000 A.D. Dredd is seen kissing a male youth at a gay club. The storyline itself deals the kid’s struggle to come to terms with his sexuality.
So is Judge Dredd himself coming out? Writer Rob Williams had this to say:
“Although, can you imagine what would happen if that repression ever fell away, just for an instant? Sure, Dredd could be gay. You can’t look at the original costume design of leather and chains and not see a fetishistic edge there. But Dredd’s feeling are so deeply hidden, he is extremely unlikely to ever let them show.”
“As long as you stay true to the character throughout – which I think ‘Closet’ does – you can deal with all sorts of issues in a story.”
2000 A.D., The Closet hits the stands 01/30/13
Via The Independent