She-Ra & the Princess of Power (2019) Mx Macabre’s TV show review

Mx Macabre chimed in with their expert opinion (what with being an ACTUAL supernatural being, and all) on the Princess of Power and her Power-posse, She Ra! We’re talking She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, an American animated web television series developed by the Eisner Award-winning Noelle Stevenson and produced by DreamWorks.

In this reboot of the 1980s series, a magic sword transforms an orphan girl into warrior She-Ra, who unites a rebellion to fight against evil. The vicious Hordak rules the planet Etheria with an iron fist. One day, after getting lost in the woods, Adora finds a magic sword that transforms her into the titular Princess of Power, She-Ra. After realizing the suffering that the Horde has inflicted on Etheria and its inhabitants, Adora joins the Resistance in the fight against the Horde through rebuilding the Princess Alliance, a group of other magical girls that once all opposed Hordak. Along the way she partners up with twinks, techno-sorcerers, titans, tiger-people and still more twinks. The creators indicated prior to release that the series would provide LGBT representation.

After watching the show, they for damn sure delivered! The queerness is refreshingly palpable as many characters are coded as fluid in terms of gender or sexuality, and none as clearly heterosexual. So far She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s first season was well received by critics. Season 2 has been announced for release in Mid-2019.


 

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