“Captain Marvel” Trailer: Carol Danvers’ Outfits, Ranked by Lesbianism

The Captain Marvel trailer finally arrived this morning and, correctly, broke Twitter because it looks amazing. 

I noticed something in the trailer that I also noticed in the first promo pics: Carol Danvers is dressed gay as all heck for this whole entire movie. I mean, I know basically every woman was dressed gay in the ’90s, all that leather and flannel and everything, but Carol Danvers’ wardrobe is next level. We will discuss this trailer in the comments, but first I will rank Captain Marvel’s outfits by lesbianism.

10. Space helmet

Tell her about it, Sally Ride.

9. Leather superhero costume and a scowl

It’s the unflinching glare that really sells it.

8. Beginner aviator suit

“I’m all about experiments, me.”

7. Ringer tee

There was one solid decade where Tig Notaro wore nothing but ringer tees. For red carpet events, she just shrugged a blazer on top of them.

6. Full baseball uniform

“I like the high ones!”

5. Flight suit

Hey, remember how Kelly McGillis came out as a lesbian after Top Gun and then starred on The L Word? Yeah, me too. (Hey again, Sally!)

4. White tank top

If gay women had an army, this would be the uniform.

3. Misandry

Nothing says “lesbian” like a Carol who wears her misandry on her sleeve.

2. White tee, leather jacket, baseball cap

Come on.

1. Fingerless gloves

Come ON.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Yes! Her looks in this movie are speaking to me on so many levels. I feel like this must be how gay guys feel about Captain America. I love it!!

  2. Wait, wait, wait. THIS Danvers is of no relation to ALEX Danvers?! Are Marvel and DC going for a Danvers-based gay-off??

    • Since the Danverses of all comic book universes appear to share one thing in common, the only superhero crossover I want:

      Kara vs. Carol: Dawn of Dykeness

  3. While I love this and I’m super excited for this movie and at least 50% gayer just from watching this trailer, Wonder Woman is bisexual.

  4. Recently de-closeted lesbian here. Thank you for further evidence that I didn’t want to be that badass superhero, I wanted to date her.

  5. Anyone who reads the comics knows that the love of Carol’s life is Jessica Drew.

    I’m just saying.

  6. The hero we deserve, come to liberate us from mediocre white male superheros (looking at you, Hawkeye).

    I really hope this lives up to my expectations.

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