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Is ‘The Transporter’ Gay?

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Not that it matters, but word is out that Frank Martin, the main character in the popular ‘Transporter’ films might be gay.

In a new interview, director Lewis Leterrier, (he of ‘Transporter 2’ and Edward Norton’s ‘The Incredible Hulk,’) says that he directed the second film, with the thought in his mind that Martin was homosexual.  ‘If you watch the movie and you know he’s gay, it becomes so much more fun,’ said Leterrier.

Does it matter?  Well, no, not really.  So why did Leterrier structure the film like that?  He says many action fans are homophobic.  ‘You see these tough guys who say, ‘The Transporter, that’s such a great movie!’ If they only knew they’re really cheering for a new kind of action hero!’

Gay or straight, I think I’m going to skip seeing ‘Transporter 3.’  I was so underwhelmed by parts 1 and 2, that I’ll give 3 a pass.  Until it’s on cable.  And I’m in front of the TV.  And something heavy is on me.  And I can’t reach the remote.  Maybe then I’ll give it a shot.  -Sam

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  1. The thing that I find oddest about Leterrier’s claims is that he directed *both* of the first two films, and in the first movie Statham has a female lover and love interest. Sure, people may discover/reveal their sexuality later in life, but it seems odd that Leterrier feels that this isn’t even worth addressing when he makes this claim.

    I personally got the movie out because I thought based on Leterrier’s statements it’d be something a bit different to the usual. While I enjoyed the first movie, it didn’t strike me as being influenced by any such subtext. One page I looked at suggested that this subtext was only introduced in Transporter 2, and disappears for T3. So… bi?

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