In a recent interview with TheWrap, the star of Disney+’s upcoming Star Wars series “The Acolyte” and the show’s creator celebrated what they amusingly dubbed “the gayest Star Wars” yet—a bold claim that’s delighting fans and stirring discussions in the galaxy far, far away.

Amandla Stenberg, the show’s lead, and Leslye Headland, its openly lesbian creator, discussed the series and its LGBTQ+ themes with palpable enthusiasm. While both shared their excitement, Headland intriguingly noted that while people claim “The Acolyte” is “the gayest Star Wars,” she doesn’t entirely see it that way, admitting, “I’m into it.” This candid reflection opens up intriguing conversations about creative perspectives and representation in media.

Stenberg shared a playful take, suggesting that in her experience, “nerds”—a significant part of the Star Wars fandom—are often gay. Yet she acknowledged, with a hint of humor, that many self-professed “nerds” might feel “threatened” by queer themes. This juxtaposition of views adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing conversation about diversity and inclusion in mainstream franchises.

The interview clip, which has been making rounds online, captures the exchange and has sparked a flurry of reactions. Fans and followers are already taking sides on how groundbreaking or representative the new series really is. To see the full interview and engage in the discussion, you can watch the clip shared by TheWrap [here](

As “The Acolyte” prepares to debut, it promises to not just expand the beloved Star Wars universe but also push forward conversations about representation and storytelling from diverse perspectives. What do you think, Star Wars fans? Will this new series live up to its reputation, and how do you feel about its touted themes? Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s get the conversation started! May the Force be with you.

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