“Nancy Drew” is joining the social justice movement after getting a queer makeover in a new comic books series that will be released June 13.
The first chapter of the new “Nancy Drew” comic book series called “The Case of a Cold Case” is set to add an LGBTQ friendly atmosphere to the popular teen detective mystery novels, according to The Guardian.
The comics books will feature a feminist Nancy Drew, characters from diverse backgrounds, alongside her best friend George, who is openly a lesbian. (RELATED: ‘We’re Queer. Get Used To It’: Second Olympian Comes Out As Gay)
“We’re seeing a real surge in female heroines and huge franchises based around women, and in the real world there feels as if there’s almost a zeitgeist around women,” author Kelly Thompson told The Advocate. “It’s a complex and interesting time to be a woman.” (RELATED: Provocative Sex Toy Ads To Appear On NYC Subway)
“Just being women making comics about women is a statement in and of itself right now,” Jenn St-Onge, the openly queer illustrator of the series added to The Advocate.
A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children’s classics alive? https://t.co/YimFLn2cUD
— Guardian Books (@GuardianBooks) June 6, 2018
“Very few people only encounter straight, white, cisgender, able-bodied people every day, and books that only show that world increasingly feel anachronistic at best, or exclusionary at worst,” wrote Kaite Welsh for The Guardian. (RELATED: Marvel And DC Blasted By GLAAD For Not Having Enough Gay Characters)
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