eenzymes asked: Do you have any thoughts on Bucky being genderqueer?
yes yes yes let’s talk about genderqueer bucky.
let’s talk about genderfluid bucky, growing up in brooklyn where it gets frigid in the winters, bundled up in coats to keep warm. and when asked, “hey, who are you,” can answer with anything - however zie’s feeling that day, james or rebecca or just bucky, because it’s four below zero and everyone’s teeth are chattering, and everyone’s so bundled up that nobody can identify anybody, so it doesn’t matter who zie is, not to anyone but zirself.
let’s talk about androgynous bucky, with slicked back hair and suspenders and a little rouge stolen from ma’s dresser drawer, going out on the town and turning all the heads and loving every second of it.
let’s talk about agender bucky, no sir no other name, just bucky, because that’s what fits and that’s what works and who decided that your parts mean who you gotta be, anyway? so no, you don’t get to know, and you’re gonna have to live with it.
let’s talk about bigender bucky, who can effortlessly switch from being one of the guys when they’re gathered around the campfire, just another one of cap’s soldiers, to being steve’s girl when they retire to their tent. and steve’s always steve to bucky, but sometimes bucky is james and other times rebecca, and steve always, always asks first.
let’s talk about femme bucky, who envies the way agent carter wears lipstick around base, who doesn’t know how to say thanks when peggy doesn’t make a big deal about slipping an extra tube into the new pair of socks he requisitions. steve draws on his nylons for him, a thick line up the backs of his thighs just like the ladies at home do because it’s too expensive to get the real deal, and when he’s alone with steve he’s got his nylons and his lipstick, and it’s better armor than the stuff they gave him for war.
let’s talk about bucky hating the society that zie’s forced to conform to, hating the war but not minding so much the freedoms it affords a soldier in the trenches, and waking up years and years into the future, recalling every horrible thing that zie’s been forced to do, having to deal with it, but finally, finally being in a time that’s more accepting of who zie is - and who zie isn’t.
let’s talk about genderqueer bucky. let’s keep talking about zir.
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