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Author Topic: She-Ra reboot has majority LGBTQ+ cast  (Read 7432 times)

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« on: November 22, 2018, 09:24:18 PM »
I watched it and thought it was fairly generic. The only thing that makes it standout is that the majority of the cast is coded as gay or trans. The creator has publicly admitted she made the show to convince kids that queerness is normal and common.

I don't think the show is going to last very long. The overwhelming majority of children are not queer and may be ignorant of what that is, so this will just sail over their heads and probably just fail to appeal due to the very much non-childish plot involving child soldiers and colonialism.

A pity. The show isn't terrible, but it's trying to force an agenda rather than make money. That's always a recipe for failure in the capitalist marketplace.

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 09:09:04 AM »
The main character is oddly unlikeable? Just the feeling keep getting. And more than a little incompetent as well.

Overall the art is good. The animation though has some glaring issues of shortcuts and I am not sure what, but there are notable moments where things area little, or alot off. It also wants to ape Teen Titans a little too much.

The show will probably just scrape by and get a second season unless they totally auger it into the ground.

But yeah it does come across as LGBT-Ra at times. I think some of the themes would have worked if they werent so heavy handed. And that may kill the show despite shill reviews praising it as the second coming.

Same is going on with the new Doctor Who. It's about as subtle as several bricks to the head and whoooeee do they have something against white males or what? Shame as otherwise it could have been alot of fun. But with the current showrunners this one may not get a second season unless BBC steps in.

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 10:36:45 AM »
I totally have nothing against the writers shipping Adora/Catra, but I think a love triangle would have been more marketable.

She-Ra is supposed to be an Amazon/Valkyrie right? The third vertex could be an effeminate boy, inverting the typical gender stereotypes of fantasy couples.

Like Xena/Gabrielle if Gabrielle was spoony bard Gabriel.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 04:24:44 PM »
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The main character is oddly unlikeable? Just the feeling keep getting. And more than a little incompetent as well.
This has become normalized in kids shows today. It's supposed to be an effort to actually make the character more relatable in the eyes of kids that are worried about others liking them and feel less than competent themselves. At some point, most kids get these feelings, so making your on-screen heroes suffer through such only to win (every damn time) is supposed to show that things are just fine. It's something that won't necessarily appeal to adults and isn't meant to.

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 07:06:22 PM »
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The main character is oddly unlikeable? Just the feeling keep getting. And more than a little incompetent as well.

Overall the art is good. The animation though has some glaring issues of shortcuts and I am not sure what, but there are notable moments where things area little, or alot off. It also wants to ape Teen Titans a little too much.

The show will probably just scrape by and get a second season unless they totally auger it into the ground.

But yeah it does come across as LGBT-Ra at times. I think some of the themes would have worked if they werent so heavy handed. And that may kill the show despite shill reviews praising it as the second coming.

Same is going on with the new Doctor Who. It's about as subtle as several bricks to the head and whoooeee do they have something against white males or what? Shame as otherwise it could have been alot of fun. But with the current showrunners this one may not get a second season unless BBC steps in.

Adora is the only one I actually like, although my daughter likes Catra, because cat.

We watched 4 episodes now I think? And it's funny how political it is and how accidentally truthful it is. Hordak's Horde is relatively the same, but you can easily see how Lefties will compare it to the political Right. Which means the rainbow hued Princesses would be the Left.

Which are portrayed as constantly trying to out purity each other and tear each other down.

It's glorious.

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 07:55:55 PM »
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It also wants to ape Teen Titans a little too much.

I assume you mean Teen Titans Go!
God, I'm sick of that style. It's the difference between a children's story that adults can enjoy with them, and a brain-dead cartoon that will mesmerize the kids while you go have a half-hour to yourself.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 02:31:02 AM »
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I assume you mean Teen Titans Go!
God, I'm sick of that style. It's the difference between a children's story that adults can enjoy with them, and a brain-dead cartoon that will mesmerize the kids while you go have a half-hour to yourself.

I'd argue that the style especially with regard to facial expression is aping Steven Universe.

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 03:47:49 AM »
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I'd argue that the style especially with regard to facial expression is aping Steven Universe.

I think both are aping anime comedy.
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2018, 04:05:46 AM »
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I think both are aping anime comedy.

Possibly, I don't particularly care for chibi style anime, or anime comedies, so I wouldn't know for sure.

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 04:56:07 PM »
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I think both are aping anime comedy.

Nope. They are aping the Teen Titans cartoon which was aping anime & anime comedy. Teen Titams Go is... well who the fuck knows what that is. Seems more like they are aping the worst of Powderpuff girls.

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 07:31:38 PM »
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Nope. They are aping the Teen Titans cartoon which was aping anime & anime comedy. Teen Titams Go is... well who the fuck knows what that is. Seems more like they are aping the worst of Powderpuff girls.

Powderpuff Girls was really good though.

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2018, 04:09:49 AM »
Not the new one. Its nearly as garbage as Go. As Cartoon Network continues to be taken over by that little clique of tumblr artists it continues to decline.

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2018, 04:32:13 AM »
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Not the new one. Its nearly as garbage as Go. As Cartoon Network continues to be taken over by that little clique of tumblr artists it continues to decline.

New one?

What new one?

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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2018, 10:15:44 PM »
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I think both are aping anime comedy.

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Possibly, I don't particularly care for chibi style anime, or anime comedies, so I wouldn't know for sure.

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Nope. They are aping the Teen Titans cartoon which was aping anime & anime comedy. Teen Titams Go is... well who the fuck knows what that is. Seems more like they are aping the worst of Powderpuff girls.

Interestingly chibi isn't used near as much in comedy anime as in teen titans go.
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2018, 10:19:05 PM »
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New one?

What new one?

Yeah they did a reboot of the powerpuff girls, but instead of saving the city each episode the girls deal with slice of life drama.