Diversity in the Star Wars saga appears to keep increasing, as in the upcoming Star Wars novel Leia: Princess of Alderaan, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, who will appear in The Last Jedi and is played by Laura Dern (Jurassic Park), appears to hint of having an attraction to more than just “human males”.
‘A pair of pretty dark eyes.’
Then Amilyn thought about that for a moment.
‘Or more than a pair, if you’re into Grans. Or Aqualish, or Talz. Or even – ‘
‘That’s all right!’ Leia said through laughter. ‘It’s just humanoid males for me.’
‘Really? That feels so limiting.’
‘Thank goodness it’s a big galaxy.’
As you can see, it’s really a subtle moment, and while there’s no confirmation that this will be reflected in the upcoming film, but Holdo being a pansexual definitely seems to be hinted at with the excerpt. if it came to happen in Episode VIII, this will have a great impact in LGBTQ cinema and will mark a milestone in it.
Since The Force Awakens premiered, fans have been hoping for an LGBTQ couple, possibly between the pilot Poe Dameron and the former Stormtrooper Finn, hoping to se a canon couple in screen and representation for the LGBTQ community.
In the past, Disney has made comments about wanting to show more diversity in the Star Wars universe, and this have been supported by both Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, and J.J Abrams, director of The Force Awakens.
With this news, it appears that Disney might actually be putting their words into actions. We’ll just have to be patient for The last Jedi to premiere to see what happens in the film.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to arrive in theatres this December 15, 2017.
Source: Comic Book Movie