Pretty Little Liars fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the upcoming reboot, “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.” The series, which is set to premiere on HBO Max, will feature a completely new set of characters as well as a new storyline. While many details about the show are still under wraps, fans have been excited to hear that the series will feature several LGBTQ+ characters, continuing the legacy of inclusivity that the original series had established.
In this blog post, we will be taking a closer look at the gay characters in “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” and what we know about them so far.
Elodie & Shirley
Two of the most exciting additions to “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” are Elodie and Shirley, a married couple who are the parents of one of the show’s main characters. Elodie and Shirley are both women and are portrayed by Gina Torres and Samira Wiley, respectively. While we do not know much about the characters yet, it is clear that they will play an important role in the series.
It is worth noting that both Torres and Wiley are openly gay in real life, making their casting a positive move towards more LGBTQ+ representation in Hollywood.
Another LGBTQ+ character that will be featured in “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” is Ash, a trans man who is the love interest of one of the show’s main characters. Ash will be played by Jordan Gonzalez, a trans actor who has previously appeared in shows such as “Pose” and “The L Word: Generation Q.”
Ash’s inclusion in the show is particularly exciting given the lack of trans representation in most mainstream media. While we do not yet know much about Ash’s character or storyline, his presence in the show is already making waves.
Overall, it is clear that “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” is set to continue the original series’ commitment to inclusivity and diversity. With LGBTQ+ characters such as Elodie, Shirley, and Ash set to play important roles in the show, fans can look forward to seeing more representation on their screens.
It is important to note that while progress has certainly been made in terms of LGBTQ+ representation in media, there is still a long way to go. Hopefully, shows like “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” will continue to lead the charge towards a more inclusive and diverse entertainment industry.