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Kristen Stewart Amps Up the Queer Quotient in New Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angel

Charlie’s Angels is back for its fourth iteration after the original ’70s TV show about gorgeous, chameleon-like undercover agents, the films that Drew Barrymore produced beginning in 2000, and a failed 2011 TV remake. And the trailer for Sony’s new movie out this November has just dropped, featuring the Angels sporting fun, campy costumes, and wigs. 

This time out, Elizabeth Banks is at the helm as well as stepping into the role of Bosley, a part that has previously been played by men. Kristen Stewart stars as the tough-talking Sabina, Aladdin’s Naomi Scott as the gun-wielding Elena, and Ella Balinska as the wide-eyed newcomer and tech genius Jane.

There’s no word yet as to whether or not the new Charlie’s Angels will evolve like so many franchises have and finally feature LGBTQ characters. 

The Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz films had a few moments of queer energy with a flirtation between Diaz’s character and Demi Moore’s villain in Full Throttle. And Barrymore’s Dylan blurred gender norms in a way that the original Angels Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett, and later Cheryl Ladd and others never did.

While it remains to be seen how the lead characters in the new movie will ID in terms of gender and sexuality, Stewart, who is bisexual, brings plenty of queer energy to the role. 

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