It’s official! A fan-favorite pair of Disney Channel characters are now girlfriends — and the internet can’t get enough.
When it comes to queer representation in Disney film and television content, The Owl House is paving the way.
The latest episode of the Disney Channel animated series The Owl House, created by Dana Terrace, confirmed the relationship of the show’s protagonist, Luz Noceda (voiced by Sarah-Nicole Robles), and series regular Amity Blight (voiced by Mae Whitman). The episode (Season 2, Episode 8, “Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Hooty’s Door”) premiered on Saturday, July 31, and it wasn’t long before the internet erupted in excitement and praise from the show’s most dedicated fans.
In the episode, Luz and Amity finally share their feelings for each other and officially become a couple. This moment is one that fans of the series have been waiting for since Season 1 (the fandom has referred to the characters by their couple name, “Lumity,” for quite some time). Back in 2020, series creator Dana Terrace all but confirmed on Twitter that the characters were canonically queer when she responded to a Tweet that said “There is no heterosexual explanation for this,” featuring an image of Luz and Amity gazing into each other’s eyes, with “There really isn’t.”
There really isn’t.
— Dana Terrace (@DanaTerrace) July 8, 2020
So, it’s clear that this moment has been a long time in the making.
Disney Channel took to the social media platform to post about Luz and Amity as a couple:
Luz + Amity = ??? Is this the most magical moment of #TheOwlHouse yet? Owl #WatchOnDisneyChannel
— Disney Channel (@DisneyChannel) August 3, 2021
And if the internet wasn’t already full of praise for Lumity, it is now.
Emma replied to Disney Channel’s Tweet:
1000% agree! They are so adorable together
They are so adorable together ? pic.twitter.com/uDXIaqU0yq
— Emma TOH SPOILERS ? (@HalfAWitch) August 3, 2021
YES DISNEY CHANNEL SO TRUE
YES DISNEY CHANNEL SO TRUEpic.twitter.com/yKxRleuFML
— cher ♡ ceo of katina (@satvrnnrings) August 3, 2021
Nic posted this reply:
SO PRECIOUS SO ADORABLE
SO PRECIOUS SO ADORABLE pic.twitter.com/MlBAIF9AKi
— nic (@ytimasohw) August 4, 2021
Moon asked for more The Owl House content and an extended Season 3 in their reply, as the series is currently only set for three seasons, with Season 3 being much shorter than the first two.
This is definitely one of the most magical things I’ve seen in this show we need more shows like this (and a continuation to this show would be awesome too)
They are amazing, we know. Now give us more than 3 season ??
— moon (@moon271203) August 3, 2021
Others were re-Tweeted by Terrace, including this one, who pointed out that a romantic moment shared by Luz and Amity in the show was set to the background of the color so the bisexual flag. In case you are not aware, Luz is confirmed to be canonically bisexual, something Terrace made sure of when creating the series and getting the show green lit by Disney.
Terrace re-Tweeted a post by visual development and color designer Mari, who said:
This makes me very happy because I did reference the lesbian and bisexual flag for the effort in this scene, waited a whole year for this
This makes me very happy because I did reference the lesbian and bisexual flag for the efx in this scene, waited a whole year for this ??????? https://t.co/kibowARPk3
— Mari ???? (@Chromantica) July 31, 2021
Terrace also re-Tweeted this post from the organization GLAAD:
We absolutely loved this week’s episode of #TheOwlHouse! We’re excited to see the series continue to explore Luz and Amity’s relationship and for younger LGBTQ viewers to see this wonderful and affirming message in their favorite show. Check out a special clip!
We absolutely loved this week's episode of #TheOwlHouse! We're excited to see the series continue to explore Luz and Amity's relationship and for younger LGBTQ viewers to see this wonderful and affirming message in their favorite show. Check out a special clip! @DisneyChannel pic.twitter.com/bWes8pHO6f
— GLAAD (@glaad) August 1, 2021
For more information, you can read the official description of the Disney Channel animated series The Owl House below:
Self-assured teenager Luz stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King; despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda’s apprentice.
Watch Luz Noceda, Amity Blight, Edna Clawthorne, King, Hooty, and even new characters like Raine Whispers in new episodes of The Owl House on Disney Channel and the Disney Now app every Saturday. You can also stream all of Season 1 and the first episodes of Season 2 on Disney+ now!