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New Star Wars Series “The Acolyte” to Have Lesbian Producer

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Disney’s new Star Wars series, The Acolyte, will bring a much-needed queer perspective to the franchise, its showrunner has teased. The Acolyte will focus on the emergence of dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic, an era that began roughly 200 years before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace kicked off the Skywalker saga. Leslye Headland, who is a lesbian, serves as the Disney Plus series’ showrunner, writer and executive producer. She is the first openly queer person to take the reins of an on-screen Star Wars project, and has promised that her point of view as an LGBT+ person will … Read more