People keep reblogging my other post on how maybe maybe When Marnie Was There is a little bit gay and I wish I could erase it from the internet.
GHIBLI QUEERBAITED US. THERE IS NO GAY. IT WILL HOLD THE GAY OUT THEN SLAP YOU IN THE FACE AND TELL YOU TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR WANTING TO SEE GAY. THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND LAUGH AT YOUR GAYNESS.
Also, the fandom is ALREADY an absolute cesspool of “omg stop putting gay on everything” “you’re ~~demeaning friendship~~” “the trailer didn’t look gay to ME” “Ghibli did nothing wrong” “you can still ship the incest if you want to!” “you just don’t understand that there are no gay people in Japan” etc etc ad nauseum. I’m tempted to make a fucking bingo card. The fandom is NOT a safe place for queer fans.
This has been a PSA, there is no gay in that movie, there is no socially acceptable/theoretically plausible gay ship in that movie, and you are going to have to fight to exist as a queer person in this fucking fandom. Avoid.
People are getting really excited about this movie but you all really need to know this, this movie is not for us. They’re promoting this movie in a way to be happy to get our attention and take our money, but deliberately chose to write the characters to make them unshippable as a plot twist. There is nothing here for the MOGAI community.