* I suppose that technically this post contains a Superman Returns spoiler. That said, if you haven't figured out this particular "twist" in the first five minutes of the movie, then you are either mentally challenged, or five-years-old. What I am about to reveal is really no big whoop.*
All of the talk in comments about Superman's sexual orientation led to this conversation today:
Kate: What about Lois Lane then? He loves her. Superman is STRAIGHT.
Amelie: Yeah, but the outfit. He wears tights.
Kate: True. But he has a kid with Lois, so they must have had sex at some point.
Amelie: Did they ever actual show a love scene in the other movies?
Kate: Um, I don't remember, but I really can't imagine that they could have. You can't show Superman in bed- at least in a romantic way. You can't show Superman without his Superman outfit, lying in bed with Lois Lane. That is just silly.
Amelie: Once he took off his outfit, wouldn't she finally realize that Superman is Clark Kent?
Kate: One would think. But she seems to be pretty dense about that. Can you imagine Superman undressing?
Amelie: (starting to laugh) Yeah. First he takes off his gold belt....
Kate: (also laughing) THEN he takes off his big red underwear.
Amelie: Then he takes off his blue Superman tights!!
Kate: HAHAHAHA! No! FIRST he has to take off the top part of the leotard. Didn't you ever take ballet class? The tights go under leotard. So, before he can take off his tights, Superman has to pull down and then step out of his leotard.
Amelie: (laughing with urgency) Then he takes off his tights. Can you imagine SUPERMAN removing his tights?!
-lots of chortling ensues-
Kate: (wiping tears of laughter out of her eyes) Yeah. Superman might be gay.