Disney's series, "The Owl House", is now the first official animated show to feature a bisexual main character. Both Variety and the Daily Mail described the introduction of the character as "making history".
The show's 14 year old main character, Luz Noceda, is portrayed as a normal teenager who goes to another world to become a witch. On the show, she has shown both attraction to male characters and recently with a recurring female character named Amity.
It is revealed that Luz had intentions of asking the other female character to a prom-style event and the series shows the two of them sharing a dance together in an episode.
The creator of the series, Dana Terrace, confirmed that the show was, in fact, alluding to an LGBTQ relationship.
She wrote on Twitter: “In [development] I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I’m a horrible liar so sneaking it in would’ve been hard. 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 says that Disney, who once pushed back on the idea, is now offering its support.
I'm bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership. (Thank you @NashRiskin and team!) Not to mention the amazingness of this crew.— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) August 9, 2020
Terrace Tweeted: “I’m bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am very supported by current Disney leadership.”
The show's former animation supervisor Tweeted out the storyboards for the dance scene and said it was his “first time getting to do anything even remotely queer.”
The storyboards for the dance. This was a collaboration between Hayley Foster and myself. At some point I got carried away and timed it to Veo Lu Sluice by Kumi Tanioka.— Spencer Wan (@SpencerWan) August 9, 2020
This was my first time getting to do anything even remotely queer, and I've never been prouder of any board. pic.twitter.com/r0ljIGRxTV