Back then Maisie Williams‘ casting as Rahne Sinclair had been announced, but not Blu Hunt’s, so I had no idea who would play Dani Moonstar.
I know there’s lots of folx out there who dream of having their OTP* made canon, and let me tell you, it feels as good as you could imagine.
I also drew the girls as I used to draw them when I drew Rahne/Dani slash (is it slash if it was the clearly expressed subtext??) in the 80s, but in the clothes from the movie.
I am so grateful to the director, Josh Boone, the storyboard artist Ashley Guillory, and these perfect, incredible actors.
And always, to Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, who told a story that resonated in my heart and gave me so much strength.
I’ll always be grateful to Chris for the New Mutants, the X-Men, and his friendship during the very hardest time of my life. Queer representation in the New Mutants was such a comfort.
Here’s to a future where queer love stories can be out in the open from the very beginning!
More New Mutants stuff:
The love story of me, P, the New Mutants, and Chris (trigger warning for really a lot of bad stuff)
*for those who don’t know!