Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn Together on the Silver Screen

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DC is developing a new movie “Gotham City Sirens” for Harley Quinn and her fellow female villains. David Ayers of “Suicide Squad” has signed on to direct, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet is writing the script.

Serving as executive producer, Margo Robbie is set to reprise her role as Harley Quinn — and it's even looking likely that Harley and Ivy will be romantically involved in this film. Rumors have already been circulating that Megan Fox is being considered for the role of Poison Ivy.

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have a long history together. Harley Quinn was originally created in 1992 as a love interest for the Joker, on “Batman the Animated Series,” which was also when she met Ivy. Due to her massive popularity, Harley was then brought over to the comics. As time passed she moved past her abusive relationship with the Joker and moved on to greener pastures with Poison Ivy. Their comic book relationship has been described by DC as “girlfriends without the jealousy of monogamy.”

If Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy were to be involved in this film, it would be a step forward for LGBT representation in superhero films. The comic upon which the film is based, “Gotham City Sirens,” shows these characters in a loving relationship. This is a stark contrast to Harley Quinn's abusive relationship with the Joker. Poison Ivy loves Harley, and treats her well. In “Gotham City Sirens,” they fight the Joker together and together face Harley's trauma from her past relationship with him.

I can only hope that DC has the courage to let these characters be who they are. Film has so few queer characters. Giving girls heroes (anti-heroes, in this case) who they can relate to is so important. It's also important to let characters evolve. Harley Quinn has had a movie to be with the Joker. Let her move on.

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