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The Owl House gave us the perfect coming out scene for Luz and Amity

Owl House Season 3 is upon us and the hype is reaching boiling point. Last week’s New York Comic-Con hosted a panel that revealed a new trailer, plenty of details, and six minutes of the full special, which has now appeared online. The fans are losing their collective sanity and after seeing it for myself I’m right there with them. It’s everything I hoped it would be and sets the stage for three specials designed to tell a surprisingly ambitious story.


But I’m also a Froot Loop, so of course the queer stuff really caught my eye. Lumity is my lifeblood. I’ll take the adorable witch lesbians to my grave while I hyperfix them for all eternity. We always knew their romance would play a crucial role in the final trio of extended episodes, especially when they take on Emperor Belos and find a way back to the demon realm, but Dana Terrace really pulls out all the stops when it comes to a finale that is gay, inclusive and filled to the brim with healthy surprises.

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The first six minutes contain a montage that also functions as a time warp. We see characters grow a little older, take on new appearances, and set in motion a plan that will define the first special. Luz’s wound has healed, leaving a permanent scar. Amity is taller and her hair color is beginning to fade, while Hunter has given himself a haircut to avoid association with Grimwalkers of the past. Vee also has a cute new look and is welcomed with open arms, although she no longer resembles Luz. So many changes in such a short time.

Luz also comes out to her mother. Given her shy personality and strong relationship with Camila, I expected her to be out already, with the introduction of Amity being one of the big moments for all three characters in the opening minutes. Turns out I was wrong and I’m so happy about it. To the tune of a funky new theme song, she opens her laptop to reveal a goofy PowerPoint presentation with Comic Sans font and a bunch of adorable pictures of the Boiling Isles. It’s even called “Lumity Studios Presents,” with the heroine clearly leaning into her own fantastical life and how it resembles her favorite fanfiction.

Homophobia plays no role on the show, at least not in the realm of demons, and The Owl House has always been vocal about its desire to avoid any opposition to the acceptance of a queer identity in its themes and characters. This apparently extends to the human realm as well, as Camila immediately hugs Luz and Amity while welcoming the witchling into her family without hesitation. She may have lost her daughter for months, but to see her come back as a stronger, wiser, and more loving person despite her misgivings is such a rewarding bit of character development. Even Amity’s mom, despite being a total slut, wants to give her daughter a friend who isn’t a disruptive person instead of erasing her queerness entirely.

The coming out scene is Perfect, and doesn’t need a single dialogue to express how much this moment means to everyone involved. Confident and excited to share this part of herself, Luz grins like a storm as she closes the laptop and doesn’t even have time to react as Camila pulls her and Amity into a loving hug. Amity just stands there and waves red because she’s not quite sure how to greet her friend’s mother. This usually happens in less apocalyptic circumstances, and you’d likely bring home a partner who wasn’t a witch from another dimension you’re currently attempting to return to by any means necessary. But the gayness shines through, and Gus making copies of himself to wave proud flags amid a constant flow of rainbows is the very fruity icing.

Queer viewers are conditioned to accept tragedy and heartbreak, and only recently have we seen LGBTQ+ stories where the whole thing doesn’t end with a confession and a kiss, but instead we’re given time to see these characters in the middle growing in the joy of romance and identity, something Lumity represents so beautifully. None of us expected them to even be canon, let alone that they came together so early in the show’s narrative and became a central reason why so many fell in love with them. Disney’s sudden cancellation of the show also put it on a pedestal, transforming The Owl House into a hopeful bastion of representation where upcoming specials will make waves that we haven’t seen from a Disney Channel show in years. Fans may see it as a form of rebellion, or point the finger at Disney, but season three, which is so outwardly clean and proud of it, is a hilarious coincidence more than anything. Not to say we can’t celebrate how far we’ve come and just how much progress this show really is.

I can’t wait to see more Lumity in the coming weeks and months, and this little preview is a tantalizing glimpse of all the gay goodness that awaits us. We even see them dancing in the rain, no longer afraid they’ll burn to pieces, before embracing amidst the downpour.

This is some top notch gay shit and that’s what I’m absolutely here for.

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