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Margot Robbie talks Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy lesbian relationship

Margot Robbie Harley Quinn Poison Ivy

Actress Margot Robbie says it’s time femme fatale superheroes Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have a lesbian relationship in a movie. The two badass superheroes had a romantic relationship in a 2015 “Harley Quinn” comic book. Photo: DC Comics.

Actress Margot Robbie says it’s time femme fatale superheroes Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have a lesbian relationship in a movie.

In an interview with PrideSource, Robbie, who played Harley Quinn in “Suicide Squad” and will reprise her role in the upcoming Birds of Prey flick, talked about the characters’ relationship.

“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.

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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