If you're not yet watching Black Lightning on the CW, let's quickly bring you up to speed. Spoilers ahead, obviously.
Actor Nafessa Williams plays Anissa Pierce, a young superhero with other-worldly abilities (that she is only just starting to discover).
Seriously, she is kicking a lot of ass only two episodes in.
Oh, and she's super-duper canonically gay.
And the show is actually giving The Gays what they want, right away, in Episode 2!
*Screams silently for the joy of representation*
Viewers were quick to provide their feedback and approval of the storyline:
It's something a lot of people weren't used to seeing on their TV screens, especially if you yourself are a black, queer, woman:
That's right, only two episodes in and we've already got all this precious queer content.
Others were quick to defend the show against those who accused the writers of, you know, making something gay:
Executive producer Salim Akil made it clear in a recent interview that there won't be any "special episode" focusing on Anissa's coming out story or sexuality — because that's not the point!
And Williams? Yeah, she's here for it too.
"She's walking boldly and unapologetically in who she is," the actor told Teen Vogue in a recent interview about her character.
It's amazing to watch because I've been getting on social media a lot of comments. Not even just black lesbians, just young lesbians everywhere who want to see more of themselves on TV and show what the life of a lesbian is like. You're gonna go on that journey with Anissa. It's also cool because my parents on the show, they're very accepting and open about my sexuality. I hope that parents watching are inspired to support their lesbian or gay child.