CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS SCENE THOUGH ??? and, more importantly, the song that plays during this scene. put your Starmora shipper goggles on, ladies and gentlemen, I am here to have words with you all.
so it’s a v touchy so feely scene where Gamora and Quill spend a few fleeting moments talking about their pasts, right? the past that they probably very rarely have shared with anyone at all. especially Quill. look at him, he has every typical defense up you can find, including but not limited to, his humor.
but that’s not what I wanna talk about here. I wanna talk about the song. because we can all agree that music is very important to Peter, right? this specific cassette is very important to him and it’s likely he doesn’t let just anyone near his headphones. understandable. I mean, we all know how easily headphones fall apart to begin with, and this dude’s managed to keep them together for 26 freaking years. I feel like that includes little to no touching by strangers whatsoever.
and he trusts Gamora with them. but that’s not all. did anyone else pay attention to the lyrics of the song? the entire song goes along the same lines, but especially this part caught my attention;
I must have been through about a million girls
I’d love ‘em then I’d leave ‘em alone
I didn’t care how much they cried, no sir
Their tears left me cold as a stone
But then I fooled around and fell in love
just imagine how many times Peter has listened to this song before. he’s had 26 years to listen to it over and over, he knows the lyrics and the tunes to heart, he knows the exact meaning of the song, and he’s probably scoffed at the words before. he’s shrugged it off as an amazing song with silly lyrics. the kind of story that doesn’t happen to him because he’s just above (or below?) that.
and then, he meets basically the only woman in the universe who refuses to succumb to his seduction tactics and there he goes. and I think it’s very important that he decides to share this specific song with Gamora, because we know there’s a lot he could’ve picked - he could’ve picked Cherry Bomb for the kick-ass lady that she is, or Go All The Way, or… well, you get my point. but it was this one, it was Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop that he shared with Gamora. because as we’ve witnessed, Peter is really bad with words and really good at mucking up any moment with any deeper meaning.
and, unfortunately, Gamora is not quite that easy and does not fall for simple pelvic sorcery, as she judges his attempts to be. and her losing her nerves, by the way, follows with Quill commenting something along the lines of “That’s not what’s happening right now”. because even he knows that damnit, this was some wooing gone wrong.
I don’t know, maybe it’s just my shipper goggles, but I feel like it’s a very important moment, and it’s very important that this is the very song Peter picked to share with Gamora.