The Disney Channel just made history.
Fox News reports that the Disney Channel series The Owl House will feature the network’s first bisexual lead character.
Breitbart reports that The Owl House “is a supernatural animated series about a 14-year-old Dominican-American girl, Luz Noceda, who embarks on a series of magical adventures as she becomes a witch.”
Noceda’s sexuality was, according to Fox, revealed in the episodes “Enchanting Grom Fright” and “Wing It Like Witches.”
In previous episodes, Noceda only expressed her interest in the opposite sex, but, in these two episodes, Noceda begins a relationship with Amity Blight, a female character. Noceda ends up asking Blight to grom, the witch world’s prom. Blight accepts, and the two are later seen dancing together.
The actions of the show’s characters make it pretty clear that Noceda is bisexual, but, in case there was any doubt, the show’s creator, 29-year-old Dana Terrace, recently confirmed that this was the case on Twitter. In a series of posts on August 9th, Terrace explained that she, from the start, “was very open about” her “intention to put queer kids in the main cast.”
At first, however, she said that Disney was against the idea. “When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel,” she wrote.
Terrace, however, says that Disney eventually gave in. “I’m bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit!” she wrote. “Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership.”
“Representation matters!” Terrace concluded. “Always fight to make what YOU want to see!”
Although this appears to be Disney’s first bisexual main character, it isn’t the network’s first LGBTQ character. Fox reports that the show “Onward” had a character who was a lesbian, “Andy Mack” had a character who ended up realizing that he was gay, and “Out” had a gay lead character.
The question, of course, is why is a children’s network pushing these narratives? The answer: Disney, like our schools, is trying to get our kids when they are young, indoctrinating them with liberal dogmas before they have reached the point of intellectual maturity at which they would be able to question these dogmas for themselves. We shouldn’t underestimate the effectiveness of this strategy, which is nothing new.
We’ll have to see if Disney’s ratings drop as a result of shows like The Owl House.