The creator of the new Disney Channel cartoon “The Owl House” has opened up about how the lead character of the show is bisexual — a reflection of her own sexual orientation. Luz Noceda is believed to be the network’s first bisexual lead character.
Series creator Dana Terrace told Twitter followers last week that her “stubbornness” in getting leadership at the children’s television network to back her on having a bisexual lead character for the show that debuted in January has “paid off.”
In the show, Noceda, the protagonist, is 14. Terrace’s post confirmed rumors that the exploration of a relationship between Noceda and another female character in recent episodes is indicative of Noceda’s bisexual identity.
A recent episode of the show, which is based on Noceda’s adventures, showed Noceda dancing with another female character named Amity at prom.
“When I was first developing Owl House I always wanted to do a prom episode to make up for my own experiences,” Terrace tweeted. “Back then PROM was an anagram for ‘Perennial Ritual Offering Maiden’. I’m so INCREDIBLY grateful for the crew working to make this episode so badass.”
In the development of the series, Terrace explained that she was open about her intentions to “put queer kids in the main cast.”
“I’m a horrible liar so sneaking it in would’ve been hard haha,” she wrote. “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.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith