‘Star Wars Resistance’ Outs Orka and Flix as Franchise’s First Openly Gay Couple

IndieWire | 9/30/2019 | Staff
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In a gay galaxy far, far away, the Disney Channel original animated series “Star Wars Resistance” is lightyears ahead of the rest of the franchise’s live-action counterparts: Orka and Flix, the duo operating the Office of Acquisitions in the Colossus, are in fact an openly gay couple. Not only are they gay lovers — they’re two different species. The leggier Flix is a Gozzo, while the stouter Orka is a Chadra-Fan.

Their relationship status was confirmed by “Star Wars Resistance” executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman, who appeared on an episode of the podcast “Coffee With Kenobi” hosted by Drew Taylor.

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“I think it’s safe to say they’re an item, absolutely,” Ridge said. “They’re absolutely a gay couple and we’re proud of that. We love Flix and Orka.” Bobby Moynihan voices Orka, and his boyfriend Flix is voiced by Jim Rash.

It’s been an open question over when “Star Wars” was going to step it up, if at all, with LGBTQ visibility ever since J.J. Abrams affirmed, back in the days of “The Force Awakens,” his commitment to fostering more...
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