Netflix Features Non-Binary Characters In New Show

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Article written by Jess Jones. Starobserver.com.au

ICON Julie Andrews is hosting a new show on Netflix that teaches kids about performing arts. Among its puppet characters, the show features one who is gender-neutral and non-binary.

 Julie’s Greenroom features Andrews, a cast of puppets and celebrity guests from Hollywood and Broadway. The gender-neutral puppet, Riley, is one of only a handful of non-binary characters who’ve appeared on television.

Riley is androgynous, with red hair and glasses. The puppet character enjoys the “technical backstage stuff” of theatre.

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“We wanted to be as diverse as possible,” said Emma Walton Hamilton, Andrews’ daughter and co-creator of the show.

The video sharing platform has become renowned for its LGBT+ inclusive shows, including Orange is the New Black.

The series premiered on Netflix this month, featuring cameos from stars including Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett and Josh Groban.

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