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Grant Morrison: 'Batman is very, very gay'

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Grant Morrison has described the concept of Batman as "utterly gay".

The long-term writer on DC Comics' franchise discussed the series in an interview with Playboy.

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"He's very plutonian in the sense that he's wealthy and also in the sense that he's sexually deviant," Morrison said of Bruce Wayne. "Gayness is built into Batman.

"I'm not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay.

"I think that's why people like it. All these women fancy him and they all wear fetish clothes and jump around rooftops to get to him. He doesn't care - he's more interested in hanging out with the old guy and the kid."

Morrison has been writing Batman since 2006's 'Batman & Son' storyline. His run has included 'Batman R.I.P.', Batman and Robin and The Return of Bruce Wayne.

His latest project, Batman Incorporated, will return next month as part of DC's second wave of New 52 titles.

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