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This Character Comes Out as Genderfluid in 'Degrassi: Next Class' Season 4

This Character Comes Out as Genderfluid in 'Degrassi: Next Class' Season 4

Degrassi: Next Class has a history of grappling with real-world, serious topics as they apply to today’s teens, from crippling depression to sexuality to drug addiction.

Season four, which debuts on Netflix July 7, is no different, and in a new clip, it deals with an entirely new topic for the show.

In a new Entertainment Weekly clip, Yael (Jamie Bloch) tells Lola (Amanda Arcuri) that they have been feeling like they don’t identify as a girl or a boy.

“I don’t feel like a girl, or what everyone thinks is a girl,” Yael explains, “I don’t like makeup or stuff like you do. I really, really hate my boobs… But I’m definitely not a boy either.”

Lola responds in a totally positive way, encouraging her friend to consider the concept of genderfluidity, and showing Yael a gender queer vlogger as an example.

“They feel like they’re between a boy or girl. Or both. Or neither,” explains Lola. “If being a boy or girl is made up, then you can make whatever you want.”

It’s amazing to see Degrassi exploring a topic that many of its viewers may be dealing with, and we can’t wait to see how Yael explores their identity this season.

Watch the clip below.


Yael Grapples With Gender Identity

'Degrassi: Next Class' Season 4 Just Got a Premiere Date & it's SOON

'Degrassi: Next Class' Season 4 Just Got a Premiere Date & it's SOON

Netflix dropped the dramatic season 4 trailer for Degrassi: Next Class last week and we are literally counting down the days until it premieres!

Fortunately, now we have a day to count down to: TVLine reports that the next season will come to our TVs on Friday, July 7. That’s right, the new season drops on Netflix in exactly one week!

The fourth season will tackle everything from love triangles (as usual) to the treatment of Muslim students, which is super topical and important for our country right now.

Watch the trailer below and get excited!


Degrassi: Next Class Season 4 Trailer

'Degrassi' is Heading to Netflix After TeenNick Cancellation

'Degrassi' is Heading to Netflix After TeenNick Cancellation

This is amazing news for Degrassi fans like us!

The long-running teen drama has officially been picked up by Netflix as Degrassi: Next Class after being cancelled by TeenNick last week. There will be 20 new episodes that will air on Netflix in the U.S. and on Family Channel in Canada in 2016.

“Following an unprecedented and incredibly supportive 14-year relationship with Bell Media on Degrassi: The Next Generation, we are looking forward to reaching a fresh new audience with Degrassi: Next Class,” executive producer Linda Schuyler said in a statement (via TVGuide.com). “We are energized and excited to work with Family Channel as we tell stories for the new post-millennial teen cohort known as Generation Z, most of whom weren’t even born when Degrassi returned in 2001.”

And get this – the new series will bring back castmembers Amanda Arcuri, Reiya Downs, Ana Golja, Nikki Gould, Ricardo Hoyos, Ehren Kassam, Andre Kim, Lyle Lettau, Spencer Macpherson, Eric Osborne, Olivia Scriven, Sara Waisglass, and Richard Walters.

Don’t forget – TeenNick’s finale is set to air on Friday, July 31 @ 9/8c.