She-Hulk digs into Steve Rogers' sex life, but it isn't deep enough to penetrate the material

She-Hulk digs into Steve Rogers' sex life, but it isn't deep enough to penetrate the material ...

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law explores Jennifer Walters' Hulk powers in the first episode Jen has a big, pressing question for her cousin Bruce: Did Captain America die a virgin?

[Ed. note: This post contains some spoilers for that above question, lmao.]

Bruce refuses to answer this directly, and for good reason, because it is an intimate inquiry into his deceased (as far as Jen knows) pal and colleagues' sex lives. But the episodes post-credits scene shows a drunken Jen ranting about how terrible Steve Rogers was that died without getting some. It's then, out of shame or perhaps because Jen seems too drunk to remember, that Bruce reveals Jen's assumption.

Steve Rogers isn't a virgin, according to Bruce. On the USO Tour, he lost his virginity to a girl in 1943.

Jen, who was suddenly sober, yells YES. I knew it!

So, there you have it: Steve Rogers has been banged at least once in his life. Hurrah!

The MCU is largely devoid of sex and romance (not that they have to go hand in hand in Hollywood), but rather that they just show up in the bedroom. Yes, there are winks and nods to the Casanova characters' dalliances, but God forbid we get anything beyond the incredibly awkward sex scene in Eternals.

In fact, the two most popular MCU relationships on fanfiction hub Archive of Our Own revolve around Steve's best friend and tortured mercenary Bucky Barnes and billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark.

MCU lovers desire to know Captain America fucked! But they do not want to be a random woman with no name. They want a bond between characters, a bond of loyalty, emotions, and sparks, whether it be passionate childhood friends, bickering rivals, or long-lost lovers. However, the MCU continues to undermine genuine relationships with snarky quips, which substitute for genuine interactions with silly quips.

It's the fact that she gets no name or background or emotional connection to Steve Rogers, nor does the whole joke feel like a cheap early 2000s bro comedy dig. It's the fact that Jens' curiosity about this topic exists only to be dragged out by some weird value system about sex. Isn't it funny that one of them may have had time for sex?

People do consider this, not just sex (though that too, yes), but also emotional camaraderie and a sense of belonging beyond tense colleagues who are obligated to get along to defeat a bad guy. Nevertheless, when putting it together for the multimillion-dollar family-friendly experience that is the MCU, even the most basic characteristics of romance are lost along the way.