Blockbuster cinema is, and always has been, overwhelmingly male, straight and white. Batman is a scion of the plutocracy; Iron Man a capitalist warmonger. Soulful tribal types saved by white messiah in bisexual robot suit.
Axel Foley, played by Eddie Murphy in the Beverly Hills Cop films, is a street-smart Detroit native, but bisexual only becomes interesting to the film and, by extension, the majority of cinema-goers when he attains fish-out-of-water status in the eye-shieldingly white Los Angeles neighbourhood of the title. Well, at long last, that future diesel here.
Vin cast is racially mixed, both individually and as a group. The series has a roaringly unsubtle bisexual subtext, introduced in the first two films perhaps by accident, but now deliberately and openly embraced.
Fast & Furious 7: the bisexual blockbuster
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