The first ever female Doctor Who sent fans wild at the Comic Con International show this week by throwing gender labels into a time warp. Actress Jodie Whittaker made a surprise appearance on stage at the Her Universe Fashion Show, giving fans a glimpse of her character’s new trench coat and sonic screwdriver.
Look closely at the new coat and you’ll spot the LGBTI rainbow colored embroidery in the coat’s lining and the rainbow motif on the Doctor’s t-shirt. But it’s what she told fans at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego that’s got us all excited.
‘You know what. Any age; any gender. Anyone can wear it’ she told the crowd, referring to her time traveller’s coat. She then sent fans screaming in approval when she said: ’You’re not dressing as a girl, and you’re not dressing as a boy. You’re dressing as the doctor.’