The Mary Sue’s 10 Most Talked About Stories Of 2012
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:32 pm, December 27th, 2012
So Here's the Slut-Shaming, Homophobic Post on Superheroes by… The Director of Guardians of the Galaxy
(704 comments) On November 28, 2012, our site exploded. The day prior a year-old post by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn surfaced in which he listed his “50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With.” The content of his post got a lot of people talking, whether about how awful Gunn is or how it was meant as satire and everyone in that first group was just missing the point. Hours later our comments section was full of a lot of good discussion about sexism and satire. It’s our most-talked about post of the year by a margin of 250+ comments.