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The “Star Wars” Universe Just Had Its First Same-Sex Kiss. Whoop-De-R2D2

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far from gay...

Fans still bitter over the home-for-the-holidaysing of Poe Daemeron and Finn (we’ll just tell everyone you’re friends), are sure to…not at all be satisfied with the latest queer development in the Star Wars franchise.

At a press junket ahead of the release of The Rise of Skywalker, director J.J. Abrams put the official kibosh on a FinnPoe romantic relationship but did hint at some other queer representation.

“And in the case of the LGBTQ community,” Abrams said, “it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film.”

Well, welcome to the bare minimum. At the film’s premiere on Monday, audiences were witness to the first same-sex kiss in Star Wars history. Star Wars’ long, convoluted history. According to The Hollywood Reporter:

In a celebration sequence in the film, two female members of the Resistance share an exuberant kiss during the joyful moment. They are minor characters and not heavily featured in the film.

At least it’s better than that sad gay who lost his husband and has one line in Avengers: Endgame allowing Captain America to show how handsomely woke he is—but at least J.J. Abrams didn’t insist on playing one of the women himself, given the “importance” of the scene.

But really, you’d have us believe only two members of the Resistance are queer women? Actual gay icon Baby Yoda is over here, much like many queer Star Wars fans, deeply in judgment.

Lester Fabian Brathwaite is an LA-based writer, editor, bon vivant, and all-around sassbag. He's formerly Senior Editor of Out Magazine and is currently hungry. Insta: @lefabrat