Is Brie Larson gay? Actress' answer for online quiz in YouTube video fans intense speculation on Twitter
Larson selected the answer, 'searching wikihow on the library computer for 'how do you know you are gay?'' to an online quiz for her YouTube video. She began trending on Twitter soon after that
Twitter went into a tailspin after Brie Larson released her latest video on her YouTube channel. The video, titled 'Taking Online Quizzes About Myself!', had Larson take random fun quizzes on the internet. One of them was "which lesser-known Brie Larson character are you?" made by a self-confessed gay fan of Brie Larson.
The very first question of the quiz (which starts at the 5-minute 42-second mark) asks: "You're ten years old, how do you spend an hour of recess?" to which Larson selected the answer, "searching wikihow on the library computer for 'how do you know you are gay?'" She began trending on Twitter soon after the video was posted online.
Larson takes other quizzes during the 8-minute video but mentions only this quiz in the description box of the video, saying: "Thanks for watching me figure out which Brie Larson character I am! And thank you to everyone who takes the time to make a quiz about me".
Fans speculated about her candid answer on the quiz and wondered if this was Larson's low-key way of coming out. "Brie Larson coming out via Uquiz is Queer culture," said one fan. Another exclaimed in all caps, "BRIE LARSON FRUITY???" with a clip from her video, to which a user responded saying: "The strongest hero in the MCU is a fruit omg we WON!"
Brie Larson coming out via Uquiz is Queer culture— ceo of monica rambeau (@darthfiIm) January 14, 2021
The strongest hero in the MCU is a fruit omg we WON! pic.twitter.com/xNWZrv1sQx— Ꭻᴺᴹ 🦄 #PinkFriday ERA (@RisingTron) January 14, 2021
However, others found the Twitter speculation as jumping the gun especially since just three months ago in September 2020, Brie Larson shared snaps of her boyfriend Elijah Allan-Blitz after they won an Emmy for 'The Messy Truth'. One fan said, "So Brie Larson researched it? Is that what I’m missing? When I was a teenager that was called experimentation", while another commented: "Brie Larson trending over the slightest insinuation that she might be sapphic wow her power is unmatched."
So Brie Larson researched it? Is that what I’m missing? When I was a teenager that was called experimentation. 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️— Zystra Altbrenger (@ZystraA) January 14, 2021
Brie Larson trending over the slightest insinuation that she might be sapphic wow her power is unmatched. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/L39jFr7R0u— CΛROL 🏳️🌈 (@astevenswesley) January 14, 2021
However, most fans were transfixed with the idea of a new lesbian superhero to cheer on for, given the lack of LGBTQ representation in mainstream superhero films. One tweet said: "#BrieLarson I knew it. I knew it. There was something #gay about Brie Larson. I saw her kiss a #girl and loved it in my #dream. I learn something new #today. Female #superheroes can be gay. Strong enough to fight. Strong enough to be a #dyke. Be a #lesbian #CaptainMarvel," while another screenshotted the moments where the actress has been affectionate to other women on sets and in public, with the comment: "brie larson unlabelled sapphic so true".
#BrieLarson I knew it. I knew it. There was something #gay about Brie Larson. I saw her kiss a #girl and loved it in my #dream. I learn something new #today. Female #superheroes can be gay. Strong enough to fight. Strong enough to be a #dyke. Be a #lesbian #CaptainMarvel.— JimMeBlackJack (@alien958) January 14, 2021
brie larson unlabelled sapphic so truepic.twitter.com/yXvPnxa6nd— aditi (@onlythebrie) January 14, 2021
Brie Larson is a known LGBTQ ally and has been vocal in her support of queer causes. Larson has spoken about wanting Marvel to "move faster" when it came to having a gay superhero on-screen while speaking to Variety. “I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero. So to me it’s like, we gotta move faster. But I’m always wanting to move faster with this stuff,” she said in the interview.
Larson is often "shipped" with Thor's Valkyrie Tessa Thompson, who has a confirmed queer love story in 'Thor: Love and Thunder'. Thompson, who is bisexual, had a 20-minute Comic-Con panel with Larson. The moderator for the panel asked, “What are you most looking forward to your fans seeing in an upcoming project?” Someone in the audience shouted, “Lesbians!” to which Larson replied, “How do I top ‘lesbians’?” Thompson then made fans even happier, saying, “I’m sure the lesbians could show you...right after this panel.”