Disney Confirms ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Features Franchise’s First Gay Couple
The animated children’s series Star Wars Resistance has been hiding a gay couple in plain sight…
Star Wars Resistance, a Star Wars animated series features the franchise’s first openly gay couple, its producers have confirmed.
The friendship between Orka and Flix, two aliens who supply characters with starship parts on Star Wars Resistance, had previously been subject to speculation among Star Wars fans.
In an interview with the podcast Coffee with Kenobi, executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman confirmed that Orka and Flix—voiced by Bobby Moynihan and Jim Rash—are in fact a gay couple and have been since the show first premiered last year.
“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.”
Of course, Flix and Orca aren’t human. Orka is a Chadra-Fan and Flix doesn’t have an official species, as per his official Star Wars database entry. We just know they are both coded as male and they are officially the franchise’s first openly queer characters.
Nevertheless, it’s a step and perhaps the next step could be on the big screen. Star Wars Resistance returns for its second, and final, season this weekend.