Black lesbian superhero on CW’s Black Lightning

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Black Lightning, a show coming to The CW next week and the main character has two daughters: Thunder and Lightning. Thunder, played by a 28-year-old actress Nafessa Williams, is a woman of color and she is attracted to women. The actress believes that such a character is needed on TV screens right now, people have been waiting for it too long. Though she will be not the only non-white queer woman to appear in the show, Played by Pretty Little Liars actress Chantal Thuy, the half-Amazonian, Asian-American Grace Choi, who identifies as bi, will feature in the show as Thunder’s crush. Another show currently on TV to feature a lesbian superhero is Marvel’s Runaways, in which one of the main characters – Karolina Dean – slowly realises her sexuality. Last year, Thor: Ragnarok included Valkyrie, a bisexual superhero and woman of color, but her sexuality was not revealed in the film.

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