Representation Matters – Thank you, Supergirl!
August 31, 2018
West End residents and visitors to QMUNITY this week have likely noticed a fairly typical Vancouver sight: film crews!
The cast and crew of the CW show Supergirl have been in the gaybourhood filming for their upcoming season, which introduces young trans actress Nicole Maines as Nia Nal, the first trans superhero to appear on a major network show.
Though Nia Nal is not the show’s first character who is a member of the LGBTQ/2S+ community–in Season 2, Supergirl’s adopted sister Alex Danvers’ story arc included falling in love and coming out as a lesbian–the casting of a trans woman to play a trans character is nothing short of (super)heroic!
Thank you, Supergirl, for honouring and celebrating our communities, and giving us a chance to see ourselves on screen.