The Final “Birds of Prey” Trailer: Lesbians, Bisexuals, Misandry, Oh My!

The final trailer for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) landed today and it is everything I hoped for, including (finally!) some good footage of Rosie Perez as Gotham PD Detective Renee Montoya. The swagger, the sunglasses, the casual disregard for any man trying to tell her what to do! It also potentially maybe hopefully indicates that The Joker is dead??? Goddess bless! Renee Montoya is, of course, one of the most famous lesbian characters in DC comics and Harley Quinn is canonically bisexual — both of those things better come up in this movie. For now, enjoy this brilliant introduction to the Birds of Prey set to Björk’s “It’s Oh So Quiet.”

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) hits theaters Wednesday, January 29th.


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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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3 Comments

  1. This is the unbridled enthusiasm I want in my action movies, we can only be grimly determined about murder for so long, culturally

  2. Lex

    I know they’re never going to give us a live action Harley & Ivy still I’ve watched this trailer like 10 times and I’m practically vibrating with excitement.

    Also Det. Montoya brought brass knuckles to the fight which is very noir of her and it’s sending me.

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