Starling likes women..

#1 Posted by Batcrow (232 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup, it's been confirmed by the writer, Duane Swierczynski, Starling's a lesbian.

Here's Starling with her ex-girlfriend...

#2 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#3 Posted by Joygirl (20004 posts) - - Show Bio

Good. Need moar lesbians. And who's Starling?

#4 Posted by RUSTMAN (183 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joygirl said:

Good. Need moar lesbians. And who's Starling?

She's in the New 52 Birds of Prey. Really cool character...

#5 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

@RUSTMAN said:

@Joygirl said:

Good. Need moar lesbians. And who's Starling?

She's in the New 52 Birds of Prey. Really cool character...

She is the best new character of the reboot.

#6 Posted by Steps (657 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

@RUSTMAN said:

@Joygirl said:

Good. Need moar lesbians. And who's Starling?

She's in the New 52 Birds of Prey. Really cool character...

She is the best new character of the reboot.

So what are her abilities?

#7 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

She isn't a meta-human. She is a very well trained, well connected covert operative. (She is filling both roles left by Oracle and Huntress IMO due to the reboot)

Duane Swierczynski is writing her really well. That is the main reason why I am in love with the character.

#8 Posted by Rise2Ragnarok (139 posts) - - Show Bio

I would agree that she is one of the best new characters of the reboot. Her being a lesbian just makes her even more interesting IMO.

#9 Posted by Punisher007 (56 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rise2Ragnarok said:

I would agree that she is one of the best new characters of the reboot. Her being a lesbian just makes her even more interesting IMO.

Lol.... how does sexual orientation make a character more interesting?

#10 Posted by TheOptimist (713 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm. I really have liked the character so far. This surprises me a touch, but in a good way. And I'm rather pleased that she wasn't introduced as a lesbian, but rather simply IS one.

And sexual orientation does not by definition make a character more interesting... although it has the potential to make a character more interesting (see Kate Kane's West Point drop out, in terms of same sex orientation) (take human relationships as a general blanket example for both hetero/homosexuals). In some cases it perhaps even detracts from a character... but that is true in the case of either form.

#11 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1333 posts) - - Show Bio

Great character.

Who cares about her sexual preference the above should be enough.

#12 Posted by Joygirl (20004 posts) - - Show Bio

Repeatedly asserting that homosexuality is unimportant won't take away the fact that, in this day and age, whether your response is positive or negative, gay characters' orientation will still get some attention. :P We have a little way to go, I think, before they truly start to blend in. Somewhere around the time people stop hurriedly saying "not that there's anything wrong with that" after referencing something as gay. ^_^

#13 Posted by shackle (215 posts) - - Show Bio

@Punisher007 said:

@Rise2Ragnarok said:

I would agree that she is one of the best new characters of the reboot. Her being a lesbian just makes her even more interesting IMO.

Lol.... how does sexual orientation make a character more interesting?

This will always baffle me. A character's sexual orientation isn't an automatic sign of a well-rounded character. "Oh, so-and-so is gay? Wow, what a great character." That's a load of bunk. It sounds like the writers are doing a good job of fleshing out the character of Starling; that's got nothing to do with the character's sexual orientation, and everything to do with providing a character with a history, motives, and personality.

#14 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmm...

#15 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@Punisher007: Agreed.

#16 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

I missed this somehow. She even patted Canary's rump in the 0 issue and I was like "huh" and then didn't think anything of it. Damn you reading comprehension! So, Starling/Montoya?

#17 Posted by Krissyjump (104 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this, but that's perhaps because I'm a woman who likes women as well..

#18 Posted by arcano_19 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

she looks a lot like rose tatoo from the authority

#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33495 posts) - - Show Bio
@arcano_19: Your right, she kinda does 
#20 Posted by wtk1013 (223 posts) - - Show Bio

It could be her sister.....lol or maybe not. I have no clue.

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