The celibate lives of superheroes.

The celibate lives of superheroes.

The celibate lives of superheroes.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
June 30 2004 3:56 PM

Why Can't Spider-Man Get Laid?

The celibate lives of superheroes. 

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In Spider-Man 2, which opens nationwide today, Peter Parker/Spidey (Tobey Maguire) becomes increasingly lovelorn over the decision he made in the first film to spurn the affection of Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). In this 2002 Culturebox, Slate's Chris Suellentrop wrote about Spider-Man's celibate lifestyle and the poor sex lives of superheroes in general.