Are these two Star Wars: Force Awakens characters a gay couple?


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Die hard Star Wars fans spent the lead-up to the franchise’s latest chapter identifying every available clue and formulating frenzied theories.

And now after the release of Star Wars Episode IV: The Force Awakens, they’ve finally started discussing the only thing that’s truly important: which of the series’ male characters are secretly getting it on.

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Amorous fans have zeroed in on the scene in the film in which Stormtrooper Finn gave roguish pilot and Han Solo-type Poe Dameron his jacket.

“Finn: I’m sorry, I have your jacket, here you can have it back. Poe: it’s okay! *runs his fingers through his hair* it suits you *blows kiss*” is how Twitter user¬†@thehurntress described the scene.

“There’s so many parallels between finnpoe and han leia tho, how do people ship han leia but not see finnpoe as a couple,” @ninetieshorror asked.

But it was Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe, who likely launched a brand new wave of smutty Star Wars fanfiction by telling Ellen Degeneres: “I think it’s very subtle romance [between Poe and Finn] that’s happening.

“You know, you have to just look very close – you have to watch it a few times to see the little hints. But there was.”

But buzzkill John Boyega, who plays Finn, poured cold water on the idea, telling a reporter from The Shortlist in a soon-to-be-published interview that the romance exists only in Oscar’s head.

“Yeah, I’ve seen that! It’s so not true. Oscar wishes it was through, it’s all in his head. It’s a brotherly love, a bromance, that’s for sure,” he said.

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