Actress Margot Robbie says it’s time femme fatale superheroes Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have a lesbian relationship in a movie.
“In some comics, they convey it as a friendship; in other comics you can see that they’re actually sexually involved as a couple,” Robbie said. “I would love to have Poison Ivy thrown into the universe, because the Harley and Poison Ivy relationship is one of my favorite aspects of the comics, so I’m looking to explore that on screen.”
A queer, female-led superhero film would be awesome and groundbreaking, especially because it hasn’t happened yet.
The Harley Quinn-Poison Ivy relationship has been discussed since 2015. At that time, the two badasses kissed in a romantic embrace on the cover of the Harley Quinn comic book.
While queer-superhero visibility has yet to come out of the closet at the movies, representation on TV has improved by leaps and bounds.
For example, Ruby Rose will be portraying lesbian superhero “Batwoman” on The CW.
Last year, The CW debuted TV’s first, black lesbian superhero on “Black Lightning.”
In another historic first, “Supergirl” will feature a transgender superhero.