While Supergirl never forgets its primary role is to entertain, The CW’s hit superhero series also manages to work in a little social commentary along the way. High on the show’s list of causes are gay issues, personified by the sexuality of Kara Danvers’s human sister, Alex. The show’s handling of the topic has caused a big buzz on social media, and Supergirl star Melissa Benoist thinks the show will continue to drive discussion about social issues.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)

Supergirl airs Monday nights at 8/7c on The CW.

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