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Pixar Film “Onward” to Feature Lesbian Character

Onward

The film Onward, coming to theaters everywhere on March 6 from Disney and Pixar Studios, will include a character openly in a same-sex relationship.

Office Specter (spelled Spector in some reports) is a police officer cyclops voiced by out actress and screenwriter Lena Waithe, known for starring in Netflix’s Master of None and writing the 2019 blockbuster Queen & Slim. She will apparently only appear in one scene, but “her role is vital to the emotional arc of the story.”

The main story in the animated fantasy follows Ian and Barley (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, respectively), two elf brothers who are on a quest to try to use magic to see their father one last time. When the journey begins to go awry, they end up crossing paths with Specter.

So far, the character’s barely mentioned or seen in any of the promotional material, and doesn’t appear in any official trailers. Advanced reviews, however, reveal that Spector does say in passing that she has a girlfriend. “My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out,” Specter reportedly says while she pulls over a driver with her fellow cop, voiced by Ali Wong.

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