‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will feature the franchise’s first same-sex kiss, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Two female members of the Resistance share an exuberant kiss during a celebration sequence in the film.
“They are minor characters and not heavily featured in the film,” EW notes.
The kiss, revealed for the first time at the film’s premiere, comes after filmmaker J.J. Abrams hinted at an LGBTQ scene or character in the film.
During his press tour for The Rise of Skywalker, Abrams noted to Variety, “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.”
Abrams pushed back on fan speculation that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) would eventually become romantic, saying their relationship was always platonic.
”That relationship to me is a far deeper one than a romantic one,” he said in the same interview. “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.”