‘Elite’ Fans Are LIVING For Ander and Omar’s Moving Gay Storyline On Netflix
12 October 2018, 15:23 | Updated: 12 October 2018, 15:25
In this house we stan Omar and Ander...
It's hard to imagine life before Elite now. Ever since the Netflix teen drama arrived in our lives last week we've been unable to think about anything else and it turns out that we're not the only ones. In mere days, the show has already racked up a huge international fandom. It may be a Spanish language series but its amazing script, hard-hitting themes and gripping plot are connecting to viewers around the world.
Not to mention the cast and characters are all brilliant. From the three leads (Samuel, Nano, Marina) to the on again off again throuple (Carla, Christian, Polo), there's something for everyone. Early faves seem to be messy villain Lu (acted by Mexican screen star Danna Paola) and the will they, won't they ship Nadia and Guzman (icons). However, it's the show's gay romance that people are really rooting for.
SPOILERS BELOW DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T WARN YOU
Ander and Omar are literally the cutest. In the first episode of the series, we find out that Ander is gay and in the closet. He is then introduced to Omar (who is also Nadia's brother) because he wants drugs and Omar deals them. Not long after, the two of them both unknowingly chat via an anonymous gay hook-up app, meet up and then start to fall in love and establish a relationship.
The romance is particularly important. First things first, it represents gay love in a way that feels honest (it does not shy away from including gay sex scenes like many series and films do). Then there's the fact that it acts as a reminder that all LGBTQ+ experiences vary. Ander is white and is from a family who has no issues with his sexuality; Omar is Muslim and his parents do not condone it.
Taking all of this into consideration, it's no surprise that fans adore them. Here are just a few of the reactions.
the only good characters in elite are ander, omar, nadia and guzman... everyone else is like... sis shut up— nick (@cfernsace) October 6, 2018
OMAR SAYING HE LOVES ANDER pic.twitter.com/VBYfgNkLYm— carla apologist grace (@allwaysunny) October 5, 2018
i cant believe i won’t get another omar and ander content until next year 😔😔i already miss them pic.twitter.com/2HiS076OlZ— 𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐲 (ex-homosexual) (@keiynaan) October 10, 2018
"Guys aren't my thing", says Omar, thirty seconds before climbing in to Ander's lap. pic.twitter.com/tOs6OLxju3— Kid Monster (@hermanngottlieb) October 8, 2018
that scene of ander and omar taking a pill and then making out lowkey... made me horny .. pic.twitter.com/uSoEh9umYb— edu (@crooksnrivals) October 5, 2018
look at these icons! i'd honestly protect omar and ander with my life pic.twitter.com/FxJlnFAUxt— firelord azula (@ZADDYMAGGY) October 9, 2018
Ander & Omar (Elite)— ؘ (@lgbtnicholss) October 7, 2018
"I only want to be with you" pic.twitter.com/vaYHiFjm7C
The series ends with Ander out and accepted by his family and Omar in the closet but out to his sister. Omar is grounded for dealing drugs too but in the finale Nadia agrees to help Omar sneak around and see Ander in secret. Our hearts.
Fingers crossed that Elite gives us plenty more Ander and Omar content in Season 2!