CW’s “Black Lightning” Adds Another Queer Character
by Trish Bendix 14h ago The CW’s Black Lightning has upped the network’s roster of LGBT heroes: Chantal Thuy has been cast as Grace Choi, a bartenderwho befriends Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) and eventually becomes her love interest. Choi is also Pierce’s confident as she comes into her own as the superhero Thunder. Grace will be a recurring character on the show, Variety reports. In DC Comics, Grace was a bouncer at meta-human nightclub and, alongside Thunder, a member of the Outsiders. She was later revealed to be a member of an offshoot tribe of Amazons, the race of female warriors Wonder Women belonged to. At a recent comic-con appearance, Williams said she didn’t know much Anissa or her sexuality, but expected the scripts to follow the comics pretty closely. “I just want to stay true to the story of Black Lightning and to that world. And if that’s what that world is, I’m going to commit to it and go all the way.”
Luckily, bringing in Thuy suggests Anissa will retain her queerness in the TV series, as well. Other additions to the show include Jill Scott as Lady Eve and Marvin “Krondon” Jones as
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