This text accommodates spoilers for Andor episode 5
Star Wars has lengthy had a clumsy relationship with the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Again within the 2000s it was bluntly acknowledged that homosexual folks “didn’t exist in Star Wars“. Since then we’ve seen awkward child steps like online game The Outdated Republic‘s DLC planet Makeb, the one place within the universe the place gamers have been permitted to pursue same-sex relationships.
Since Disney bought Star Wars issues have improved, although not with out controversy. A much-trumpeted lesbian kiss in The Rise of Skywalker was primarily a background element and was edited out of some worldwide releases. Since then we’ve seen a smattering of LGBTQ+ characters in varied books, comics, and animated exhibits.
However this week’s episode of Andor – ‘The Axe Forgets’ – casually reveals Star Wars‘ latest homosexual couple: Faye Marsay’s Vel and Varada Sethu’s Cinta.
Early within the episode it was commented that the 2 are “already sharing a blanket”, which seems like affirmation to us that they’re collectively. Admittedly this was a fast line and the pair didn’t present any onscreen intimacy, however it’s fairly clear what was being implied.
Followers are over the dual moons about it: