Our recent poll for the film The Doorman asked you how well you knew the movie's leading lady, actress and model, Ruby Rose.
It’s pride month and almost 52 years since the Stonewall riots. Despite the decades gone by, there is still a lot to be desired with regards to LGBTQ+ rights and education about the community.
As the world moves ahead, media representation has become a catalyst to teaching about LGBTQ+ identities, which is why Ruby Rose's role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero with a dedicated show, is iconic.
Although gay superheroes on The CW Network’s DC offerings are not a new thing, none of them had appeared as a 'headliner' until Batwoman.
One of the most interesting facts about the origins of Batwoman is that her character was initially created to serve as Batman's love interest in 1965, to prove that Batman and his sidekick Robin were not gay.
After being killed off by Batman's enemies, the League of Assasins 1979, we fast-forward to 2006, where a brand new Batwoman is revealed in issue no. 7 of the yearlong series 52. Kate Kane is introduced as lesbian from her very first appearance and portrayed as having been in a long-term relationship with Gotham City police detective Renee Montoya.
Batwoman is an American tv series developed by Caroline Dries for The CW Network, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Season one follows Kate Kane (Rose), cousin of vigilante Bruce Wayne (Batman), who becomes Batwoman in his absence.
Rose appears in the first season but had to exit shortly after its conclusion due to an injury sustained on set in 2019.
In the second season, Javicia Leslie was cast as Ryan, an original character created to succeed Kate.
Some have continued to express hope for Rose's return to the character, however during an interview, when asked about why she left the character this is what she had to say:
"It wasn't so much [the injury], especially because after we wrapped up we didn't get to finish the real finale because of COVID. You know, you have time in quarantine and sort of isolation to just think about a lot of different things and what you want to achieve in life and what you want to do.”
Do you want to see her return?