She-Hulk digs into Steve Rogers' sex life, but it's not deep enough

She-Hulk digs into Steve Rogers' sex life, but it's not deep enough ...

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law examines Jennifer Walters' Hulk abilities in the first episode, Jen has one 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, since it is an intimate question about his deceased (as far as Jen knows) friend and colleague's sex life. But in the post-credits scene, a drunken Jen vents about how terrible Steve Rogers was that he didn't get some. It's then, out of regret or perhaps because Jen is too drunk to remember, that Bruce reveals Jen's assumption.

According to Bruce, Steve Rogers isn't a virgin. He lost his virginity to a girl during the USO Tour in 1943.

Jen, who was suddenly sober, yeoufle. I knew it!

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

The MCU is largely devoid of sex and romance, with very few exceptions. Yes, there are winks and nods to the Casanova character dalliances, but God forbid we get anything beyond the extremely awkward sex scene in Eternals.

Some parts of the audience prefer to speculate on what might happen between the characters, particularly since he is rescuing the world with a bunch of certified hotties. (Ill forgive her, since shes technically a real-life person in her world.) In fact, the two most popular MCU relationships on Fanfiction Hub Archive of Our Own center around Steve with best friend and tortured mercenary Bucky Barnes and billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark.

MCU fans want to know Captain America fucked! But not some random woman who doesn't even get a name. What they want is an emotional connection between the characters, tension, and feelings, whether it's childhood friends, bickering rivals, or long-lost loves. But the MCU continues to undermine genuine relationships with snarky jokes, punctuating moments of emotional resonance with silly quips.

The fact that Steve Rogers isn't a virgin isn't the reason why this joke feels like a cheap early-2000s bro comedy gag. It's the fact that Jens' curiosity about this question exists just to be built up to a punchline, because haha, isn't it funny that people even think about this?

People do consider this. Not just sex (though that too, yes), but emotional camaraderie and a sense of belonging beyond tense coworkers who are forced to cooperate to win a bad guy. Nevertheless, when putting it all together for the multimillion-dollar family-friendly experience that is the MCU, even the most innocent features of romance the kissing and stolen glances and fade-to-black heated moments fade away along the way.