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    There’s no need to beat around the bush: Lisa Simpson was the most progressive character in The Simpsons from the start (apart from the comic book seller). For the creators of the series, the most important social developments could be reflected on the good conscience of the yellow people.

    After Lisa went vegetarian and launched a de-sexualized Barbie, she became an icon for (female) progress. And has remained so to this day. But one question has occupied viewers for many decades: What sexual orientation could Lisa have?

    In the first few seasons of the animated series, things were pretty straightforward: Lisa languished after a telephone voice (Corey) and developed a brief but violent crush on Nelson Muntz. She politely brushed aside advances from Ralph Wiggum. What remained was a look into the future and the not-so-successful marriage to a Briton.

    Lisa Simpson and polyamory

    Of course, time hasn’t stood still with the “Simpsons” either. Season 23 saw another crystal ball moment – and in the episode Holidays Of Future Passed, The Simpsons moves 30 years into the future. Here is a montage of Lisa holding hands with two women. A polyamorous relationship?

    In any case, “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean has now commented on the cause and indicated that Lisa Simpson could be part of the LGBT+ community. Speaking to Digital Spy, Jean welcomed the idea that Lisa is queer. “In my opinion, and this is just my opinion now, that’s definitely a possibility for Lisa’s life,” he said in the interview. “She is outspoken and, as we all know, someone who is capable of loving anything. So why not?”

    In the series, however, a clear commitment will not initially be seen. Rather, the longest-lasting animated series of all time docks onto Lisa’s brief crush on Nelson. Jean: “We have an upcoming episode where Lisa will meet Nelson in the future, but where Simu Liu from ‘Shang-Chi’ is shown as her husband.”

    The “Simpsons” have a very rich and socially influential history in depicting different and, above all, queer life plans. The series always demonstrated different sides – both living out one’s own sexuality and the consequences of oppression. A prime example of this development is Waylon Smithers, whose homosexuality was initially portrayed as latent and where the showrunners later also wanted to show liberation from the chains of silence.

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