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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power with Mey Rude & Tea Fougner

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She-ra is Netflix new cartoon is a diverse, queer feminist re-envisioning of a cartoon from the 80s. It’s by showrunner Noelle Stevenson of Nimoa comics fame and we LOVE it.

Joining Elana to talk about it are:

Mey Rude is a queer, fat, trans Latina, a writer, a tastemaker and a lover of nerds. She lives in LA and you can find her writing at Autostraddle, Remezcla, them.us and other places. On Twitter @meyrude.

Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate. When she's not reading comics for work, she's reading comics for fun, drawing comics, dressing up as comic book characters, or watching comic adaptations on television. Tea is at @TeaberryBlue on everything.

Observed:

What the old cartoon got right, what the new cartoon got even better

She-ra is a Star Wars but everyone’s a girl

The importance of LGBTQ cartoons for kids

Trope busting characters such as;

  • A socialist flying horse

  • Entrapta and her robot Emily

  • Scorpiana’s particular Mid-Western dyke energy

  • “Seahawk is pansexual because he loves men, he loves women and he loves the sea”.- Tea

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