Empire Magazine discusses the gay subtext of 'Captain America: The Winter Solider."
Chris Hewitt:Another core relationship in the film is Captain America and the Falcon.
Helen O'Hara:Do you know what, I may have said this in the main podcast but honestly every beat of their relationship is exactly like a romance. Seriously. They got to ‘meet cute’ running along, then they bond over some spurious shared history, and then it’s all like ‘Oh I’m in real trouble & I just turned up at your door because you’re the one person I could think to go to for help”. And he’s all like “Sure use my shower.” I mean, come on people! And I think it works well using that kind of shorthand to create a kind of a friendship quite quickly. But honestly they are the ‘couple’ in the film.
Chris:It’s interesting though, he spends the entire movie turning down exhortations from Natasha to ask women out, the ENTIRE movie.
Helen:Hey it would be a great political statement if Captain America’s gay.
Chris:“What about such-and-such from statistics?” “No, I’m not interested.” “What about such-and-such? What about your next door neighbour who’s really really hot?”
Ali Plumb:“What about this one-armed cyborg man who you have history with..?”