Thursday, June 02, 2022

QR22 Day 2 - She-Ra and the Princesses of Power


For Day 2 of Queer Representation, it's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power! (Click here for the in-progress full list.)

While technically a reboot of the 80s She-Ra cartoons, the two series have little in common other than some character/location ideas and names and the general science-fantasy premise. But that's okay, because this series is amazing.
  • The story is genuinely good, the characters well-rounded and entertaining, and it deftly navigates the comedy-drama fault line.
  • The entire cast might be queer! Or at least a huge portion of it. Seriously, characters are gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, non-binary, asexual, etc.
  • It's an animated series for both kids and adults. I watched it with a 5yo who ate the series up. There is some fantasy violence, and the series treats deeper themes like abuse sometimes, but it does it all very well and in an appropriate way for children imo.
  • It's created by ND Stevenson*, who is awesome.
Basically if you're looking for a show that normalizes same-sex relationships, they/them pronouns, neurodivergence, does it all in a kid AND adult friendly format, and is also just really really good, this is the show for you.  🏳️‍🌈

* I hadn't realized they had changed their name, so I've edited the post to reflect that!

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