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Week in Geek: 'Teen Wolf' to Feature Gay Hook-ups, 'Harry Potter' Actor Dies, and More

By Jase Peeples

These are the nerdy bits of news that had us geeking out this week.

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Cheesecake vs. Beefcake

You don’t need to own a full run of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men know there are x-treme (See what I did there?) differences between the way women and men are portrayed in comics. Nevertheless, when it’s pointed out in fun ways like this, it makes for a whole new form of entertainment. The Hawkeye Initiative is a lovely little blog where real-world bits of comic book art featuring women in compromising poses are redrawn with The Avengers' hunky archer Hawkeye in their place. The result is both amusing and educational.

Harry Potter Actor Dies

The realm of magic is a little darker today. Actor Richard Griffiths, the man who played Harry’s Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter saga, has passed away at 65. According to USA Today, Griffiths died Thursday from complications following heart surgery.

In addition to the film franchise featuring the well-loved boy wizard, Griffiths is also known for playing the flamboyant Uncle Monty in the ‘80s cult classic Withnail and I.


Gay Sex Scenes in Teen Wolf Will Be Like Any Other

The third season of MTV's Teen Wolf will be gayer and hotter according to a recent interview with show creator/head writer Jeff Davis. Not only will the show’s main gay, Danny (played by the woof-worthy Keahu Kahuanui) be getting more screen time, but he’ll be getting a boyfriend in the form of one of the show’s new twin Alphas (played by the ridiculously hot Charlie and Max Carver). Even more interesting is the fact that series won’t be watering down any guy-on-guy scenes and will be going full-howl during their hook-ups. "I can't say we go to Spartacus levels, but their sex scenes are treated just like any other sex scenes you've seen on our show." Davis told Entertainment Tonight. "I've always thought that if you present this idealized world where young gay men and women are no different from anyone else, and it's not really questioned by the other characters, maybe life starts to imitate art and you begin to see that in the real world."

This is just another of the many reasons I think Teen Wolf is setting a new standard for LGBT visibility on television. Of course, these pupcakes are pretty easy on the eyes as well.

Best. Fighting. Game. EVER!

If you’re a gaymer and a geek, you’re probably just as excited as I am for NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice: Gods Among Us. The fighting game featuring the characters of the DC Universe looks like the brawl to end them all and a new video from IGN revealing the game’s special missions confirms this one is going to be an instant classic. (Any fighting game that includes a mission where you can play as Catwoman’s pet kitty, Isis, is destined to be legend — wait for it — dary.)


Catch up with the previous week's geektastic round-up here, and for more of my nerdy banter, be sure to follow me on Twitter.

JASE PEEPLES is an Editor for The Advocate and Gay.net, as well as a contributor for Out.com and She Wired. He currently lives in San Francisco with his partner.

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