Star Wars Joins the LGBT Bandwagon

The final installment of the Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which opens in theaters tomorrow, includes a scene where two women kiss in the midst of a celebration — a subtle means of inserting the sin of homosexuality into the ninth episode of the popular series.

“[I]n the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they’re being represented in the film,” director J.J. Abrams told Variety earlier this month.

The representation turns out to be a scene where two extras in the film who are members of the Star Wars Resistance embrace and engage in a lesbian kiss during a celebration.