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Michael Musto wonders whether Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman is a lesbian

If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises yet, then chances are you’ve probably already heard everyone you know saying how great it is and how Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman is the best part. I haven’t actually seen it, so I have no idea if that’s true or not, but Catwoman is the shit and Anne Hathaway is more often than not the best part of any movie she’s in.

Except now it looks like Catwoman has somehow become even more impossibly awesome than she already is: Michael Musto, of The Village Voice, seems to think that Hathaway’s Selina Kyle may have been a lesbian.

Her affection for men seems distinctly manipulative, whereas she obviously has a true connection with her sidekick, Jen – -played by British actress Juno Temple — who’s all over her like a Labels for Less suit.   

These two are into each other even more than Bruce Wayne and his credit cards.   

And guess what comic strip lovers the world over know like the back of their hands?   

Jen bears a strong resemblance to Holly Robinson, the sidekick of Selina, who in Catwoman, vol 3 shared an apartment with Selina (as she had before) and was revealed to be a lesbian!   

Knowing Hollywood, they probably changed it from “Holly Robinson” to “Jen” just so you couldn’t make that connection, but the fact is, the two of them seem extremely sapphic in their same-sex-tastic exploits. 

Admittedly, tenuous evidence at best, but for the sake of wishful thinking, I’d really like this to be true. I mean, if they ever decide to give Hathaway her own Catwoman movie — I know, they tried that already with Halle Berry; it didn’t end well — seeing a lesbian superhero in a summer blockbuster would be kinda kickass in all the right ways. 

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