For queer comic book movie fans of recent years, there has been a serious lack of representation. While films like Black Panther and Wonder Woman became cultural touchstones for their honest depiction of black and female superheroes, respectively, there has been a lack of openly queer superheroes on the silver screen.
Deadpool 2, the sequel to the hyper-popular 2016 superhero film, finally gave the audience what they wanted. In an early scene of the film, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) meets up with teenage mutant Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), who introduces the Merc with a Mouth to her girlfriend, a fellow mutant named Yukio (Shioli Kutsuna).
Fans rejoiced over the news online, praising the film and its creators for finally bringing an openly queer superhero to the screen, while also praising how ordinary their relationship is treated.