SACRAMENTO, CA – Local man Sam Wallace, 34, was shocked to learn today that each and every aspect of every single fandom is not necessarily about him, or other straight, white, cisgender men.
“It’s so weird. It’s like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel weren’t even written to pander to me,” Wallace said. “I guess white guys aren’t the only ones who like superheroes. Who knew?”
Wallace was reportedly also surprised to learn that, for women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ fans, seeing celebrated characters on screen who share their life’s experiences does, in fact have meaning and can even be inspirational.
“Growing up, it was like every superhero looked like me, which was cool. Watching Superman and Batman made me feel like I could do anything. But I guess it’s actually the same for other people? It’s like, really strange how that works out,” Wallace said.
When asked if he felt he could enjoy films that don’t center the experiences of white men, he replied, “I guess so? It’s kind of hard, but I suppose it’s possible to relate to these characters just on a human level. Maybe. We’ll see.”
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