The long-awaited lesbian “Batwoman” has swung onto the scene with a new teaser trailer featuring the “gender fluid” actress Ruby Rose in the title role. Take a look:
— Batwoman (@CWBatwoman) May 8, 2019
The teaser doesn’t offer much other than a few shots of Ruby Rose in the dark suit with her punkish hair blowing in the wind. Its release follows the CW picking up the series to make TV history with the first gay lead character in a live-action superhero series, reports Deadline.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the arrival of “Batwoman” breaks several barriers. Not only is the character an avowed lesbian, but she will also be played by the openly gay Ruby Rose, who played Stella Carlin on “Orange is the New Black.” THR provided the show’s official description:
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane [Rose] soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.
The character Batwoman first came onto the comic book scene in the ’50s as a potential love interest for Batman, but eventually took a backseat in the ’60s. The character did not become a lesbian until being reintroduced in DC’s “New 52.” A previous Hollywood Reporter poll showed that 85% (more than 2,000 people) of respondents wanted a “Batwoman” series. (Read more from “WATCH: Teaser Trailer for Lesbian ‘Batwoman’ Hits the Internet” HERE)