Is Star Wars about to introduce its first on-screen LGBT+ character in The Last Jedi?

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It might finally happen…

Despite being set in a galaxy far, far away containing a massive spectrum of varied beings, the Star Wars universe has yet to portray any LGBT+ characters on the big screen. But that could be about to change.

As we gear up for The Last Jedi this December, new novel Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray heavily implies that Amilyn Holdo is bisexual.

The character will be played by Laura Dern in The Last Jedi, and if the film decides to acknowledge her sexuality, she will become the first openly LGBT character seen onscreen in a Star Wars blockbuster.

In the book – which is set before the events of A New Hope – Admiral Holdo is having a conversation with Princess Leia when the revelation is heavily hinted at, as highlighted by Screen Rant.

“It’s just humanoid males for me,” Leia says in the book, before Amilyn replies: “Really? That feels so limiting.”

Leia then responds with: “Thank goodness it’s a big galaxy.”

Of course, in the Star Wars universe Amilyn might not only be referring to human females, but to other alien beings too.

We are not expecting Amilyn’s sexual orientation to be a main plot point in The Last Jedi by any means, but after much discussion about LGBT+ representation in Star Wars, it would be a welcome addition.

However, we’d still want the writers to explore Finn and Poe’s blossoming romance too, please…

The Last Jedi will be in cinemas on 14 December in the UK and on 15 December in the US.

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