Star Wars Gets ‘Woke’ - Creators Announce First Openly Gay Characters
Franchise reveals first LGBTQ couple in 'Star Wars Resistance'
The "woke" creators behind a modern Star Wars series have announced the first openly gay character for the franchise.
The producers for the animated series "Star Wars Resistance" have confirmed that two of the characters are, in fact, an LGBTQ couple.
The "friendship" between Orka and Flix has now been revealed to actually be an openly gay relationship.
The two aliens supply characters with starship parts on Star Wars Resistance and their "friendship" has been subject to speculation among Star Wars fans.
Speaking during an interview for the podcast Coffee with Kenobi, executive producers Athena Portillo, Brandon Auman, and Justin Ridge outed Orka and Flix as a romantic couple.
“I think it’s safe to say they’re an item,” Ridge said. “They’re absolutely a gay couple and we’re proud of that.”
Voiced by actors Bobby Moynihan and Jim Rash, Orka and Flix are officially the franchise’s first openly "queer" characters, according to the Independent.
“How can you not be pansexual in space?
"There are so many things to have sex with.”
But Calrissian’s sexuality was underplayed on-screen.
The character's sexuality was only spoken about during press for the film.
Orka and Flix, however, have been depicted visiting Flix’s mother together as a couple and bringing her a gift of flowers.
“I have had a sentence prepared for a year and a half,” Moynihan said on Coffee and Kenobi.
Moynihan expressed relief that he could finally talk about the pair’s sexuality.
“If someone would finally ask me, I would say, ‘All I can say is that when Flix says I love you, Orka says I know.’ …
"They’re the cutest.”