It took me 12 years to go frame by frame and realize that weird lag I had always noticed was Tulio pausing to kiss Miguel before pushing him off the cliff in a desperate attempt to save their lives…
MY SHIP IS UNSINKABLE
“The Road to El Dorado: Miguel & Tulio: The original script had them be lovers, calling each other ‘darling’ and such. Although the idea was shot down, they left in scenes where you can kind of tell what they were pushing for.”
You’re forgetting the scene in the beginning where they’re prisoners in the ship. Tulio is lifting Miguel so Miguel and look out, and Tulio briefly rubs his face against Miguel’s ass. Best. ever.
fucking get me started
on my gay analysis
of El fucking Dorado
^This part is subtle and often missed. At the end, when Tulio and Miguel are reunited, they run to hug each other and Altivo interrupts just as Tulio has his hand on his pal’s waist.
All gifs here made by me because SACRIFICES! I actually have hundreds more to make but who knows if I’ll ever finish—especially since my hard drive kaboomed and I lost my perfectly organized clips.
Edit: AHH IMAGES FIXED. SO SORRY ABOUT THAT. Some of you have been asking for further analysis. I direct you to a fic study I did on their relationship in the movie: The Magnificent.
FINALLY !!! SOMEONE MANAGE TO SHOW THIS EXACT FRAME I WAS LOOKING FOR !!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!
Is it just me or are these two guys basically just, uh… the dude from Iron Giant in two bodies?
To be pedantic, only Miguel was gay in the original script; Tulio would have been bisexual so that they could still do the love triangle subplot with Chel - it simply would have been an explicit love triangle rather than a subtextual one.
(No word on whether it would have been resolved via the OT3 route, though you can see shades of it in the final script if you squint - and I’m quite sure the fanfic would have gone that route even if the film itself didn’t.)
Listen, if you don’t OT3 this film I just have so many questions about your shipping choices.
Why haven’t I seen this movie?!?