Marvel’s “The Runaways” has introduced an on-screen LGBT superhero.
The series, which is currently streaming on Hulu, stars Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean. In the original “The Runaways” comics, Karolina is an alien who can absorb solar energy and emits a rainbow light. She is also a lesbian who begins a romantic relationship with fellow “Runaways” character, Nico Minoru.
In an interview with W magazine, Gardner revealed that Karolina’s sexuality will still be “explored” in the series. She promises that “fans will not be disappointed.”
Karolina got in touch with her sexuality right away in the first episode of the series. While at a party, she spots two women kissing in the crowd. She decides to take off her bracelet, which conceals her alien identity, so she can radiate her rainbow light and dance.