Friday, 26 September 2014 22:06

The New TV Series "Gotham" Includes A Lesbian Character Played By Actress Victoria Cartagena

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The new TV series "Gotham", aired from September 22 in the United States on FOX and which will premiere in the month of October on Channel 5 in the UK, has a lesbian character!

Indeed, the series includes a Latina lesbian detective Renee Montoya, who was already part of the comic that inspired this project.

The role is played by the actress Victoria Cartagena.

“Growing up, I rarely saw people of colour or gay people depicted in a positive light, and I know when you don’t see yourself reflected in the world around you, it does things to your self-esteem.

“I know if I had seen a character like Renee on TV when I was younger — a Latina who is smart, powerful, and strong — it would’ve encouraged me to dream bigger.

“So I know what she means to people, and if watching me means that I can help someone else feel included, than that makes me very happy,” Cartagena said.

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