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Star Wars Gets ‘Woke’ - Creators Announce First Openly Gay Characters

Franchise reveals first LGBTQ couple in 'Star Wars Resistance'

 on 1st October 2019 @ 1.00pm
han solo and luke skywalker featured as the main characters in the original star wars movies   before the franchise got  woke © press
Han Solo and Luke Skywalker featured as the main characters in the original Star Wars movies - before the franchise got 'woke'

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.”

the  friendship  between two aliens  orka and flix  is actually be an openly gay relationship © press
The 'friendship' between two aliens, Orka and Flix, is actually be an openly gay relationship

Voiced by actors Bobby Moynihan and Jim Rash, Orka and Flix are officially the franchise’s first openly "queer" characters, according to the Independent.

Donald Glover previously stated that Lando Calrissian, who he played in Solo: A Star Wars Story, was “pansexual,” adding:

“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.

get woke  go broke  producers athena portillo  brandon auman  and justin ridge reveal the star wars franchise s first lgbtq couple © press
Get woke, go broke? Producers Athena Portillo, Brandon Auman, and Justin Ridge reveal the Star Wars franchise's first LGBTQ couple

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.”

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