“Breaking News”- Batwoman comes out: She’s a lesbian!
Ruby Rose’s Batwoman just told Gotham City the truth about her sexual orientation. Sunday night’s episode of the CW superhero series Batwoman planted a rainbow flag for the representation cause as Batman’s cousin, Kat Kane, told the world that she’s a lesbian crimefighter. This makes Batwoman one of the first openly gay superheroes in Hollywood.
The mid-season premiere episode (called “How Queer Everything Is Today!”) was written by showrunner Caroline Dries and depicts Rose’s caped crusader opening up about her sexuality — even though it might jeopardize her secret identity. The choice wasn’t an easy one, but the hero made it after hearing the heartache of a teen character whose parents have refused to accept her sexual identity.
The CW network has picked up its “Batwoman” pilot for a full season. The upcoming show will center on the DC Comics lesbian superhero and is set to air sometime during the 2019-2020 TV season.
“Batwoman” is not the only CW show to feature an LGBTQ superhero. Transgender activist and actress Nicole Maines plays trans character Nia Nal on the CW series “Supergirl”.
Fans are excited for the show, with some even speculating about a romance between Supergirl and Batwoman.