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TikTokers Recreate Iconic Spider-Man Kiss, But Make It Gay

TikTokers Recreate Iconic 'Spider-Man' Kiss, But Make It Gay

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@henryjimenezkerbox/TikTok, Columbia Pictures

Eat your heart out, Tobey Maguire.

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Despite even the actors wanting it to happen, we still haven’t gotten a canonically queer live-action Spider-Man on the big screen, but canon has never stopped creative fans from finding their own ways to infuse queerness into their favorite properties.

TikToker Henry Jiménez Kerbox recently went viral with a Spider-Man stunt of his own that’s impossible not to love.

Dressing up as the friendly neighborhood superhero, he boarded the Los Angeles metro along with his husband, Kasey Kerbox. They appeared to pretend not to know one another as they reenacted a scene fans of the Tobey Maguire era of Spider-Man will recognize immediately.

@henryjimenezkerbox

Stay tuned for the pictures on my Instagram @henryjimenz 🔥✨

The upside-down kiss between Spider-Man and Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) was such an iconic moment in 2000s cinema, parodied and revisited again and again during that time. Seeing it brought to life again now with a gay couple clearly meant something to people.

“Im not crying,” wrote one viewer, while another asked, “Me & who???”

“The cutest thing I have seen today,” someone else added on a video of another reenactment they did, this one showing even more delighted onlookers.

@henryjimenezkerbox

Stay tuned for the pictures on my instagram😍

Both Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, who played Peter Parker after Maguire’s time in the suit, have been forthright about wanting an LGBTQ+ version of the hero. Holland frankly pointed out that superhero “films need to represent more than one type of person,” while Garfield spoke on multiple occasions about wanting his version of Parker in particular to be bisexual.

“When Stan Lee first wrote and created this character, the outcast was the computer nerd, was the science nerd, was the guy that couldn’t get the girl. Those guys now run the world,” he said. “So how much of an outcast is that version of Peter Parker anymore? That’s my question."

Who knows how long we’ll have to wait for Hollywood to get it together, but at least there are people like the Kerboxes out there showing the world what we’re missing out on.

Check out the additional photos the content creators shared from photographer Notoriouz.B below:

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.