One of the most exciting plotlines in the second season of the CW’s Supergirl has been explored Alex Danvers’s homosexuality, and the story’s impact on the real world is starting to show as more and more watchers are engaging with this particular narrative. And to viewers who disagree with the show’s candor, Supergirl says, “Okay, bye.”
A plot in Season 2 of Supergirl, Carol’s DEO agent sister Alex came out as a lesbian. She came out first to herself, then to eventual girlfriend Maggie Sawyer, and finally to her sister Kara and her mother. It was an uplifting story, and there have been many stories online about real-life fans who’ve found the storyline helping them come to terms with their own identities.
However, there are those who disagree with having to see homosexual identities on TV, and in a response to one viewer who complained about having to explain homosexuality to her two daughters, the Supergirl Twitter account had a pretty concise message.
Supergirl has always been a relatively progressive series with regards to feminism, but Supergirl’s Alex Danvers storyline has been met with wide praise, with plenty of writers finding solace in Supergirl’s nuanced portrayal, especially in Alex’s anxieties and confusion over her identity.
While Supergirl continues to be an exciting comic book TV series and fits perfectly alongside the action-oriented CW shows like The Flash and Arrow, Supergirl, in particular, has proven to be adept at telling humanist stories regarding their central characters. And regardless of your beliefs, it’s important to see diverse stories told through not just television, but in superhero stories as well, to help build a better understanding between people.
Supergirl airs on the CW at 8 p.m. Eastern.