Star Wars Movie WILL Have a Gay Character…Somewhere in the Series

Poe Finn

JJ Abrams has made it clear that there are and will probably be a gay character in the Star Wars Universe. He told the Daily Beast:

When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity. So of course…To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of possibility. So it seems insanely narrow-minded and counterintuitive to say that there wouldn’t be a homosexual character in that world.

Gay Star Wars

What do straight bigoted fanboys hear when that is said? They hear: “JJ ABRAMS IS GOING TO PUT GAY PORN IN STAR WARS MOVIES! HE IS RUINING MY CHILDHOOD! WHY AREN’T MOVIES PANDERING TO STRAIGHT WHITE BOYS ANYMORE?!!!” No seriously, I can hear the homophobic talk already. Or at least read it on many forums that are already chastising this. This is Star Wars though. They have not shown sex on screen and have barely had kissing taken place throughout the run of all the movies. It will more likely have a gentle hand hold, and some pecs on the cheeks and maybe a mouth kiss if we are lucky. That is it. This is not an ‘R’ rated superhero movie. These are rated PG movies. Regardless, all these guys going on rants will still watch the movies and these movies will still go on to make billions more.

Poe and Finn

So what does having a gay character in the Star Wars movies mean? Literally anything. It does not mean that we will see Finn and Poe together in the next movie. But we can still ship them regardless and hope that Finn may be bisexual and be torn between Poe and Rey. We have gay characters already in the books and the now debunked expanded universe. So seeing these gay characters on screen is the next step. There can be any number of characters introduced in the coming movies, all of which will have their own rich backstories and development. Star Wars The Force Awakens has made over two billion dollars worldwide. Studios are definitely going to listen to Abrams and he story ideas.

Poe Finn and Rey

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One comment to Star Wars Movie WILL Have a Gay Character…Somewhere in the Series

  • Jonathan O'Faolain Jonathan O'Faolain  says:

    YAY!

    I agree. The big appeal to me growing up was that the Star Wars universe offered a world of seemingly endless possibilities. Including a place where gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and transgendered people have lives, loves, and adventures.

    *shoos the haters back to the Negative Space*

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