In an interview with HuffPost, writer Jonathan Kasdan revealed that “Solo: A Star Wars Story” character Lando Calrissian is pansexual.
Lando is Han Solo’s associate in the new film and is played by Donald Glover.
Pansexuality typically means being attracted to all gender identities.
It can vary person to person.
The “Star Wars” movies have thus far been more interested in representing droids and alien life than the LGBTQ community — but in the new film “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” that precedent may be changing.
In a recent interview, co-writer Jonathan Kasdan revealed that Han Solo’s associate Lando Calrissian (played by Donald Glover) is, in fact, pansexual.
“I would say yes,” Kasdan told HuffPost when asked if the character is pansexual. “There’s a fluidity to Donald and Billy Dee’s [portrayl of Lando’s] sexuality. I mean, I would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into this movie. I think it’s time, certainly, for that, and I love the fluidity — sort of the spectrum of sexuality that Donald appeals to and that droids are a part of.”
Kasdan went on to explain that Lando “doesn’t make any hard and fast rules” with his sexuality. The jury is still out about how much Lando’s sexual identity will play out on screen.
According to GLAAD, identifying as pansexual means “being attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender.”
It differs from bisexuality in that it doesn’t necessarily fall on the traditional gender binary — people who are pansexual likely don’t even take gender or gender presentation into account. But like all sexualities, pansexuality is fluid and means something different to everyone who identifies with the label.
More and more celebrities are coming out as pansexual in 2018, including singer and actress Janelle Monae, and it’s important to see that representation on-screen, whatever galaxy they may be in.
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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will be out May 25.
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