I just updated this New Mutants movie fan art I did back in 2017.
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.
And it was at least a year or two more til hardcore fellow fan @newmutantsup broke the news that the #dahne love story would be text, not just subtext!
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.
Once I started drawing #dahne I couldn’t stop!
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!
Updated March 28 2021: Hellfire Gala Rahne and Dani!
I heard about this Hellfire Gala thing and I had to draw Dahne in fancy looks 🙂
More New Mutants stuff:
My Rahne and Dani lovebird custom Marvel Legends action figures
Rahne and Dani slash art from the 80’s
The love story of me, P, the New Mutants, and Chris (trigger warning for really a lot of bad stuff)
Christopher Street Day ice cream party with gay X-Men!
How the New Mutants film re-connected me with my queerness
*for those who don’t know!