Navigating Catholicism and queerness in "Daredevil" fan works

  • Alexandria Griffin Arizona State University
Keywords: Fan fiction, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Religion


In Daredevil (2015–18) fan works, fans confront the character of Daredevil, who is portrayed in the Netflix TV series of the same name as explicitly religious, namely Catholic. This means that fan works seeking to explore sexuality, especially same-sex sexuality, must confront Catholicism's prohibition on extramarital sex, including same-sex sexual relations. I examine how fan works use Daredevil as a site from which to examine and debate Catholicism and queerness.