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MEL PRUITT | A strong-willed feminist, she feels deeply and is a bit controlling. Mel — who is in her mid 20s and a lesbian — is the sister of Madison. In the wake of a tragic accident, the grieving Mel becomes angry, defiantly unkempt, even violent, pushing away those who might help her, including her girlfriend, Detective Soo Jin. Mel’s power is time-freezing.
That’s right — she’s gonna have a girlfriend (presumably a woman of color) too AND she’s gonna do the Zach Morris Time freeze. Honestly it should be a rule now that when you reboot a show you have to add a queer/lesbian/bisexual woman, or else why even bother. (Looking at you, Fuller House.)
… Jessica Jones Season Two promises a little bit of lesbianing (at 1:48), despite having killed a lot of lesbians already:
“That was in 2008 when it came out, and I think we’ve really changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity. If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it. Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it. Your mind changes so much in 10 years, and you grow so much. What’s true for you can evolve.
… This Model Was “Put on the World to Break Stereotypes”—Here’s Why | Who What Wear … “as a plus fashion model, a queer woman, and a devout Christian, challenging the status quo is what she’s here for.”