Supergirl’s executive producer, Greg Berlanti, on the overwhelming positive response to the “Supergirl” storyline addressing Alex’s long-closeted sexuality:
Those were very effective, emotionally rewarding for us. We’re definitely aware internally. The actresses, we emailed with them about it. The people at the studio and the network, we kind of emailed around about it. It’s a very rewarded part.
When we set off to do that, we didn’t know for sure how people would respond. It was something that we had always wanted to deal with with Alex’s character. We actually talked a little bit about it last year but didn’t feel like we had the real estate to do it justice. So it was one of the things we wanted to do this year.
Given the actresses, and their performance, and the writing of it, across the board, it’s been a really, really rewarding element and part of doing these shows for me right now… I’ve often said, I wish that I had had some of these kind of things when I was a kid. There were some dark hours for me when I was that age and a little older. It’s nice to be a part of that.
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