Black Lighting Makes History With LGBTQ Character!
Welcome Television’s First Black, Lesbian Superhero!
SO.MUCH.YES! Are you as obsessed with superheroes as I am!? GOOD, because do I have news for you! We finally get to add another member of the LGBTQ community to the long line of live action superhero shows. We’ve seen a handful of them before and they’ve caused waves through the LGBTQ media. Seriously, CW actually has pumped out legit, quality superhero shows that have had me interested and coming back for more. And, any series who puts Tyler Hoechlin’s HUGE bubble butt in a spandex suit is definitely gaining a loyal viewer in me! But, this time, we won’t have another hunky guy to dream over. Instead, we get to see a powerful, out superhero who won’t have a ridiculous, overdone coming out story to gain sympathy.
According to Q Voice News, the CW’s Black Lightning will feature a series regular who fights crime in an incredibly gaudy golden outfit. Nafessa Williams plays Anissa – or Thunder – a lesbian superhero who can generate massive shockwaves. She plays the daughter to DC’s titular character, Black Lightning. Yes, Williams is making history as the first ever African-American, lesbian superhero on television!
You can catch the premiere of Black Lightning on January 16th! Where will you be tuning in?!