- Disney has made history with its first bisexual lead character in a TV series.
- The Owl House follows Luz Noceda's adventures as she tries to become a witch.
- The show's creator Dana Terrace identifies as bisexual and wanted to write a bisexual character.
Disney's new animation show The Owl House will feature the studio's first bisexual lead character in a television series.
The show follows Luz Noceda, a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl who tries to become a witch after she stumbles upon a magical world, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The series creator Dana Terrace said in a tweet that when the show was greenlit, she was told by certain Disney leadership that she could not represent any form of bisexual or gay relationship on the channel.
In dev I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I'm a horrible liar so sneaking it in would've been hard haha. When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel.— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
But she persisted. Dana, who identifies as bisexual, wanted to write a bisexual character.
"Luckily, my stubbornness paid off, and now I am very supported by current Disney leadership. (Thank you @NashRiskin and team!) Not to mention the amazingness of this crew," she wrote.
She added: "Representation matters! Always fight to make what YOU want to see! As OH continues, I can't wait to explore things that are important to me and my crew. Looking forward to the next chapter."
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Representation matters! Always fight to make what YOU want to see! As OH continues I can't wait to explore things that are important to me and my crew. Looking forward to the next chapter. ????— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
...Which is next week in WING IT LIKE WITCHES!
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