Despite numerous films from Guardians Of The Galaxy to The Avengers, and TV series such as Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Daredevil, there’s one thing that’s been noticeably lacking in the interconnected Marvel Screen Universe – openly gay characters.
There was a small acknowledgement in an episode of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. where it was revealed that an extremely minor character had an ex-boyfriend, but that’s about it. However, that’s about to change as the first episode of Jessica Jones was screened at New York Comic Con over the weekend, which revealed that Carrie-Anne Moss’ recurring character, Jeri Hogarth, is a lesbian. The character was originally a man in the comics, but has been reimagined as a woman for the Netflix series.
In the episode Jeri is seen cheating on her female partner, suggesting she’s far from perfect, according to Vulture.
There are also hints that the titular Jessica may be sexually fluid, as its suggested in the opening episode that she may have previously had a relationship with a character called Trish (Rachael Taylor).
The show stars Krysten Ritter as Jessica, a former superhero who has reinvented herself as a private detective. Haunted by the tragedy of what happened when she was trying to be a hero, she tries to help people while also attempting to ensure she has enough cash to pay the rent. It’ll debut on Netflix on November 20th.