Scroll To Top
TV

Turns Out Star Wars Already Has a Gay Couple

Turns Out 'Star Wars' Already Has a Gay Couple

Turns Out 'Star Wars' Already Has a Gay Couple

Did you see this one coming?

rachelkiley

While the Star Wars movies have never canonically confirmed any characters as queer (despite desperate hope among fans for FinnPoe to be a thing), it turns out one of the animated shows has beat the films to the punch.

Star Wars Resistance, an animated kids’ show in a galaxy far, far away, first premiered last year, and has left many viewers speculating that two of the characters, Orka and Flix, are a long-term couple.

Now, the executive producers of the show have confirmed fans’ theories.

“I think it’s safe to say they’re an item,” said Justin Ridge.

Fellow EP Brandon Human added: “They’re absolutely a gay couple and we’re proud of that.”

Orka and Flix are often referred to as partners throughout the first season, which could have just been a reference to the Office of Acquisitions they own together on board the spaceship Colossus, but it turns out it does indeed mean they are partners in more ways than one.

And it sounds like this isn’t just something that was thrown out there by the producers Dumbledore-style — it’s actually something they discussed behind the scenes and with the actors voicing the characters.

“Oh, I’m so happy we’re allowed to say it,” said Bobby Moynihan, the voice of Orka, after the interview. “I have had a sentence prepared for a year and a half if someone would finally ask me [if they’re together]. I would say, ‘All I can say is when Flix says ‘I love you,’ Orca says ‘I know.’”

It’s kind of amazing that the first canonical queer representation in the on-screen Star Wars universe would come in a show for kids, but hopefully, some day soon, the adults can catch up.

Season 2 of Star Wars Resistance premieres October 6 on the Disney Channel.

 

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

author avatar

Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.