Thats why I said in the context of the movie...They took it from the source material.I didn't know about any controversy but it was completely unnecessary in the context of the movie. It's like Disney just threw it in to be woke. Shocking. Didn't even know those 2 were together.It’s ridiculous that the “forehead kiss” scene is generating controversy.
The queer undertones in the latest “Black Panther” film are just that — undertones. At no point do Aneka or Ayo explicitly declare their love for each other, much less have a sexually intimate scene together. They do engage in friendly banter at the beginning of the movie and embrace, along with exchanging said forehead kiss, at the end.
Their queerness, of course, is not imagined: The two characters were indeed written as queer in a 2017 comic, and their forbidden relationship was a significant part of its plot. Aneka’s sexual identity was also a big reason that Michaela Coel decided to take on the part.
It was weird, came out of nowhere. It would've been like Mbaku kissing Shuri on the forehead and calling her my love at the end of the movie.