Last Sunday night, Ruby Rose’s Batwoman told the whole of Gotham City the truth about her sexual orientation. The episode of the CW superhero series Batwoman planted a rainbow flag for the representation cause as Batman’s cousin, Kate Kane, told the world that she’s a lesbian crimefighter.
The mid-season premiere episode (called “How Queer Everything Is Today!”) was written by showrunner Caroline Dries and depicts Rose’s caped crusader opening up about her sexuality — even though it may jeopardize her secret identity. The choice wasn’t an easy one, but the hero made it after hearing the heartache of a teen character whose parents have refused to accept her sexual identity.
The big reveal came in a magazine article published by CatCo magazine and the scoop belonged to none other than Kara Danvers aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), the title hero from Batwoman’s Arrowverse sister show. (Since the end of this season’s crossover, “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, the two heroes now reside on the same world; they had lived on parallel Earths.)
DC Comics fans responded with a collective ‘shrug’.