Almost four decades after The Dark Crystal was released, the cult classic Jim Henson movie has been given a prequel series called Age Of Resistance on streaming service Netflix, and fans are celebrating its inclusion of queer characters.
The series follows a group of Gelflings as they battle to save their home planet Thra from power-hungry overlords, and features a stellar voice cast including Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Eddie Izzard, Awkwafina and Helena Bonham Carter.
One of the main Gelfling characters, Deet, lives with two adult males and later confirms she has “two fathers and a younger brother” when talking about her family – a detail that is treated as unremarkable.
The touching moment was also confirmed by The Dark Crystal’s official Twitter account.
That's it. That's the Deet. https://t.co/EEJCoDTT27— The Dark Crystal (@darkcrystal) August 31, 2019
Fans have also celebrated that there is (according to EW and BuzzFeed) a lesbian relationship between two Gelflings – Onica, voiced by Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, and Tavra, voiced by Outlander actress Caitriona Balfe.
ONICA AND TAVRA IN A LESBIAN RELATIONSHIP AND THEN DEET JUST SHOUTED FATHERS AS IN PLURAL ❤❤— Tay (@DoniLad10) August 31, 2019
Dark Crystal just said Gay Rights 🌈🌈
THE DARK CRYSTAL: AOR SAID GAY DAD RIGHTS. I LOVE THIS SHOW. pic.twitter.com/GIHTg4Wgzv— Plague PhD (@stigmataspirit) August 31, 2019
Ok was no one gonna tell me how much Lesbian Energy™️ Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has, or was I supposed to just experience that on my own???— nerd by definition (@suit_upemg) August 31, 2019
THE DARK CRYSTAL TV SERIES HAS LESBIAN GELFLINGS??? no wonder this has such good ratings.— hawt priest summer 🦌🦁 (@fulgurian) September 2, 2019
so was anyone going to tell me we were getting lesbian gelflings in the new Dark Crystal show or was I supposed to find that out myself from the fuckin wiki pages 😳 pic.twitter.com/dObdeG6Wul— Queen 👑 Han (@HannahMikolay) August 28, 2019
Fun fact: One of the same-sex dads in the show is voiced by openly gay actor Charlie Condou, who soap fans will know as Marcus Dent in Coronation Street.
That’s me on the left. Hot right? https://t.co/u5V6vjbQV9— Charlie Condou (@Charliecondou) August 31, 2019
Source: Gay Times