There are so few gay males in sci-fi entertainment today. So very few. So in essence, fans will sometimes create a relationships between male characters that they may be fantasizing about. Or in some cases relationships are created among some fans when they see that characters appear to have some unspoken feelings towards one another. Star Wars The Force Awakens introduces us to Finn (FN-2178), a former Stormtrooper who has fought against his brainwashing and has rebelled against the tyrannical First Order within the new Republic. We are also introduced to Poe Dameron, General Leia’s best pilot within the resistance (how is there a resistance if there is a fully functioning Republic government?). Also worth noting is the female protagonist, Rey, who thankfully destroys the helpless damsel in distress stereotype very effectively. Thus the new trinity is formed. But many fans (me included) are going insane over the scenes with Finn and Poe.
Finn appears to have some love interest in Rey as the movie moves along. Even though he attempts to save her, to which she is capable of saving herself in these instances, his love may not be completely reciprocated. Anything is possible as originally Luke originally was chasing after Leia in the original trilogy. Look how that turned out. Even though there is no possible chance that two mainstream male characters in the Star Wars universe will be romantically involved, a shipping of the two characters is fully possible. Some shippers are going by the name ‘Foes’ or ‘Pinns’ and a couple other misc. names here and there.
The two only share a few scenes together, but it is established that two of them become buddies and are definitely the source of a lot of bromantic feelings from the audience. Fans everywhere have been talking about these few scenes and how they appear to share with each other a possible budding romance. With that, let us be clear. No one is delusional. Shippers are not thinking that these characters will ever get together on screen or any form of legit cannon in the Star Wars universe. The sci-fi hetero community would break the internet with homophobic remarks. Also, there will be those that need to remind everyone that it ‘Foe’ will never happen, but everyone is entitled to dream and have their own hopes.
I am already working on a Poe Dameron flightsuit costume that I hope to complete within the next year before Star Wars Episode VIII comes out. I think I already have a Finn that is also willing to reenact some of the imaginary scenes that some fans want to see. Or at least what many woman and gay fans want to see happen. I am looking way too deeply in Finn and Poe’s scenes together, but I am allowed to do that as a huge gay geek. I love Star Wars and I love the new movie. Every movie has issues, but this was overall incredibly awesome. It is doubtful that any gay romance will take place on screen, but I can make it happen in my own life and reality in the world of cosplay.