“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Has Given The Franchise’s First Same-Sex Kiss
Just like when Avengers: End Game introduced its first gay character in the form of a momentary part of dialogue where a guy mentions he went on a date with another man (scandalous…), Star Wars is trying to also lightly season its universe with the gays. It’s been revealed that the newest movie, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker will feature the franchise’s first same-sex kiss, because J.J. Abrams loves the LGBTQ community. Okay, he loves us within reason; stop thinking that Poe and Finn get together. If you think two people in that screen grab above are going to kiss, you’d have better luck being right if one of them is Chewbacca.
Variety says that J.J. spoke all about the new Star Wars movie at a press junket for the movie and the LGBTQ community was a hot topic. So J.J. shits on the fantasy of a Poe and Finn kiss by saying that they’re only friends and their bond is deeper than romance. Honey, unless it’s “balls” deep, people don’t care.
“That relationship to me is a far deeper one than a romantic one. It is a deep bond that these two have, not just because of the trial by fire in which they met, but also because of their willingness to be as intimate as they are, as afraid as they, as unsure as they are, and still be bold, and still be daring and brave.”
But he says there is some LGBTQ representation in the movie:
“And in the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film.”
Oscar Issac, who plays Poe Dameron, told Variety that he was down for gaying it up:
“Personally, I kind of hoped and wished that maybe that would’ve been taken further in the other films, but I don’t have control. It seemed like a natural progression, but sadly enough it’s a time when people are too afraid, I think, of… I don’t know what… But if they would’ve been boyfriends, that would have been fun.”
And John Boyega, who plays Finn, was also down for it but much less enthusiastically than Oscar:
“They’ve always had a quite loving and open relationship in which it wouldn’t be too weird if it went beyond it. But at the same time, they are just platonic at the moment.”
So what is the gay “representation” in the movie that J.J. is referring to? Mild spoilers ahead if you care about it. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“In a celebration sequence in the film, two female members of the Resistance share an exuberant kiss during the joyful moment. They are minor characters and not heavily featured in the film.”
So sorry, you Poefinn/Finnpoe shippers out there, I guess you’ll just have to stick to reading one of the 5559 fan fictions about them online. Or hey, write your own!–That number can only go up!