[42] She then made a commitment to hire "Black talent at every level," hiring anti-racism consultants and sensitivity readers, and asked those who defended her to commit themselves to anti-racist education. It was exceedingly careless and I'm sorry for the hurt I caused", "She-Ra Showrunner Noelle Stevenson Apologizes for Racist Joke", "Hey everyone, I made a very careless statement in today's stream that hurt a lot of Black fans and fans of color. There is always someone more powerful with lore control keep the gates shut. "[12] Ostertag was the one who came with the plot idea that the planet of Etheria was a weapon, employed in the season 4 finale, "Destiny Part 2". Two editors noted that Big Mouth has "important conversations about sex, gender roles, and identity" and called Kipo a "wildly imaginative story" with diverse characters. He also stated that they structured the story without Benson having to deal with the real "extra weight of homophobia" and that writers told him it would be "subversive" to not put Troy and Benson "through hell." Please select the topics you're interested in: Would you like to turn on POPSUGAR desktop notifications to get breaking news ASAP? Looking for the best shows on Netflix? ☝️, Awesome, You’re All Set! GLAAD has a mission, and it's to make sure that within the next couple of years, 20 percent of series … No late fees. [121] and DreamWorks Dragons, streaming from 2014 to 2018, which features an LGBTQ+ character, Gobber, who is also a double apputee. For LGBT characters in children's programming, see, List of animated series with crossdressing characters, List of anime by release date (1946–1959), List of animated films with LGBT characters, "Netflix Is Currently Funding 30 Original Anime Productions", "In Conversation: Rebecca Sugar and Noelle Stevenson", "Netflix's She-Ra Cast Confirms Reboot Includes LGBT Characters", "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is Freaking Fabulous", "Five family-friendly LGBTQ animated series for Pride Month", "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a funny-wonderful pop fantasy", "Jacob Tobia Joins 'She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power' As Non-Binary Character", "I also need to dedicate a post to @MollyOstertag, who has been my rock and protector for the last five years. That always seems to be the conversation around gay characters because it’s like, ‘Oh, I want these two characters to kiss. By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR. While Polygon reviewer Palmer Haasch praised the show's general plot, she criticized the show's depiction of Shiro and Curtis stating, "Shiro’s nuptials feel abrupt given that we’ve barely seen him and his husband Curtis, a member of the Atlas bridge crew, interact in any meaningful capacity over the course of the season. It promises to be an animated comedy series that will focus on the adventures of a handsome secret agent and "his team of fellow LGBTQ super-spies",[134] with no release date as of yet. #RepresentationMatters in Kids Programming! I know this studio has another original animation on Netflix about Kung Fu fighters called Seis Manos. Blown Away (Season 2) – Second season of the talent competition for glassblowers. “Thanks to Netflix we can take the Brazilian animation and mainly the LGBTQ representativeness to the 190 countries that have access to the service,” the show… Dos Santos stated, "You know, we, the circumstances at which we sort of arrived at that scene didn’t allow us, we had like a day to really put that together... And we, I think sort of, wholeheartedly accept that it’s clunky. Specifically, Beth Elderkin of Gizmodo called the relationship "perfect"[70] while Shamus Kelley of Den of Geek praised the "charmingly cute romance" between the two characters and said they were delighted both were still "together in the five-year time skip. [73] He also felt they "didn’t have the baggage" of the show being part of a franchise, noting how in one season of Once Upon a Time and a character was "going to fall in love" but they wouldn't let them do a "gay love story." [80] Fellow showrunner Lauren Montgomery also acknowledged limitations regarding LGBT relationships behind the scenes in her apology, saying, "There’s so much that I would do differently, but so little we could’ve done differently. (Season 4) – French workplace comedy series set in a talent agency. [22], On July 8, Maya Gittelman wrote an article on Tor.com praising the series. Grace and Frankie. [53] A review of the season by Shamus Kelley pointed out the continued flirting between Troy and Benson, with Benson trying to impress him, and his dad, praising that their relationship has had "zero drama...[and] zero subtext," treated as a "regular thing without any of the restrictions gay characters have had before. Submit questions by 8/25 to the hosts @ progressiveofpower@gmail.com & watch the panel on twitch.tv/ericcgarneau", "She-Ra Showrunner Noelle Stevenson Apologizes For Slavery Joke On Livestream", "Hi. [29][30] Comments made during the panel became controversial. "[94] Those were not the only LGBTQ characters in the show. I apologize wholeheartedly and I'm sorry for the hurt caused and trust lost", "She-Ra Showrunner Apologizes After Controversial Crew Livestream", "And for white and nonblack fans, please remember that I do not need defending and do not harass or add emotional labor to those hurt by this. Season 1 of Fate: The Winx Saga hits Netflix on Friday, Jan. 22. The Internet is a place where LGBT individuals find a community; as such, streaming platforms like Netflix offer titles that depict the queer experience in a variety of ways. She stated that the show not only "queers fantasy archetypes" but has a "deliberately inclusive, [and] diverse cast," and works to highlight "different means of expressing power" and have room for "an expansive exploration of femininity. Honestly hoping they want to do some movies after", "The burrow girl returns. [19] They further pointed to Catra's redemption arc, the focus on Netossa and Spinnerella, and called the Catra/Adora relationship one of the best "queer couple storylines." Sailor Moon Crystal. [21] He described the show as bold and a "flagship show for queer representation," with nothing like it ever before, and hoped the show will "become a trend-setter." The series was fraught with criticism for its LGBTQ representation. [75], Apart from those listed, another example is Voltron: Legendary Defender, airing on Netflix from 2016 to 2018. 3 days ago, by Kelsey Garcia [8][7][9] In 2020, the show would have a recurring non-binary character named Double Trouble. He wrote about how in Kipo, "the surface world of earth is genuinely dangerous, and each character, still couched in their Blackness, represents different perspectives," exploring race like Steven Universe explored gender, and is willing to "explore the messiness of racial issue," believing that Kipo could become "a beacon through the thorny, fraught issues of race," just as Steven taught young viewers how to "let compassion and kindness guide them through encountering and dealing with gender concerns. 3 days ago, by Mekishana Pierre [2] This would continue into the 2020s, when the representation would be enhanced, with animated series like Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts and the final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. [136] He also hoped that the show will help out "more trans creators getting their chance to tell their stories" while hinting at other LGBTQ characters in the show apart from Barney, noting the performance of Miss Coco Peru on the show as Pauline. It is the necessary conclusion of each character’s arc, separate and together...I’m looking forward to seeing how that conversation evolves, and what it looks like in the next show and the next movie and the next story and the one after that. "[106] Prior to this, in the trailer for Season 2 the LGBT pride flag was seen in his room, leading some fans to speculate he was gay. This article is regularly updated as more titles join Netflix. Revolutionary Girl Utena. In the latter case, however, some criticized it as an oversimplification of the "relationship between private parts and gender identity," even as her existence was praised as putting the show ahead of "most television representations of sexual expression. So, you can thank her for THAT", "She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Tells Us How Difficult It Was to Bring Adora and Catra Home", "Review: 'She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power' Season 5 Delivers A Powerful Finale", "She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power finishes with more heart than ever", "She-Ra returns to Netflix for its final season and – spoiler – 'everything is gay and getting gayer by the minute, "She-Ra's season 5 finale just changed TV forever with a groundbreaking moment", "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's Final Season Gives The Gays Everything They Want", "Commentary: 'She-Ra' rewrote the script for TV's queer love stories. It’s hella clunky." [101] There's also Todd Chavez, who, in the season 3 finale, "That Went Well," Todd confides in his friend Emily that he doesn't think he is either straight or gay, and in fact "might be nothing". The LGBTQ+ community knows you don’t just come out once, but over and over, to co-workers, to new friends, to prospective love interests. [4] She-Ra was quickly praised for its LGBTQ+ representation. Watch them now! 2 days ago, by Brea Cubit Black Lightning. What can we look for and what can we imagine for ourselves and for others that are represented on our screens and in our stories? [18] Three reviewers for Autostraddle, Valerie Anne, Meg Jones Wall, and Heather Hogan, reviewed the show's final season, calling it a "literally perfect season of television", the friendship between Scorpia and Perfuma, the hilarious moments, and Entrapta coming more out of her shell. Streaming LGBTQ+ shows is easier than ever, thanks to the killer selection on Netflix. Turbo FAST. Goosebumps. In October 2018, a protagonist on the show, Jay Bilzerian, came out as bisexual. [45] In the first season of Kipo, which streamed on January 10, Benson said outright he was gay, saying he only liked the series protagonist, Kipo, in a platonic way. From the moment Benson said the words "I'm gay," his story has reflected the full diversity of the community! [79][80] This was not a surprise as "not all queer presentation" was created equal as one scholar noted, with representation of bisexual and transgender characters lagging behind lesbians and gay men in some respects,[81] with this representation important in the U.S. political climate while GLAAD called for Hollywood to produce more characters with LGBTQ+ characters. He also acknowledged in it that there were boundaries in place as to how they could portray LGBT representation in the show. While some writing about the controversy highlighted further problematic comments,[31] others countered this, saying that a viral tweet spread misinformation about the panel, inflaming the controversy.[41][34]. ", "Oh dope they announced the final season! Some of the most prominent series during this decade which features … And the way that it always seems to come down, the way it’s covered, that it is a shipping thing? "[97], On December 4, 2020, the fourth season of a mature animated series, Big Mouth dropped on Netflix. He told fans that he had wanted to do an "entire Benson Dave back story episode" in the second season, clarifying this didn't happen because Benson was gay but rather because they were pushed to focus more on Kipo in the season itself. "[72] He's always been much more eloquent than I, and I thank him wholeheartedly for crafting this heartfelt letter to hopefully shed some light on this subject for the fans", "Interview: VLD Exec Producers Joaquim Dos Santos & Lauren Montgomery with Donya Abramo", "The thrilling ending of Voltron was never going to deliver on fan demands", "Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender - Season 8 Review", "To my fellow #Paladins it has truly been the ride of my life voicing this fella we call Hunk. 18 hours ago, by Chanel Vargas [51] Later that month, the series creator of Kipo, Radford "Rad" Sechrist, when asked by a fan about Asher's gender, said that Asher is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns,[52] which was later confirmed by Bill Wolkoff, co-screenwriter of Kipo. Your disappointment is very warranted. We've rounded up 50 LGBTQ+ shows that you can watch right now on Netflix, from American Horror Story to the Sabrina reboot. On December 21, A.H. Starlyng reviewed the series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, noting that the lines between good and evil are blurred, and said that the show's final season is the best in the show, including a redemption arc for Catra, with Adora trying to help Catra become a better person. Great, Click the ‘Allow’ Button Above [106], Another short-lived series, Twelve Forever, had a number of LGBTQ characters. "[73], Apart from this, Sechrist stated that he is trying to make a spin-off movie about Wolf,[74] one of the story's protagonists, while Den of Geek posed a few other spinoff movie ideas, including one which would focus on Benson and Troy's relationship. I accept the consequences and will be taking serious action to make this right in any way I can", "I'm so sorry. I want to live on Etheria," a testament to the influence of the show. But for me, I was like, why can’t it be a relationship that is central to the plot, a romance that is central to the plot. I love the fandom that is passionate about these things. Following Voltron’s queerbaiting controversy following the death of Shiro’s ex-boyfriend, Adam, the ending felt neutrally effective at best and disingenuous at worst, despite being a groundbreaking moment for LGBTQ representation in all-ages programming. [109] More prominently was Reggie Abbott, the protagonist. [5] Some stated that the show had a lot in common with shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Steven Universe and Sailor Moon, including characters which can be read as "fluidly on the gender and sexuality spectrum. January 22nd. On August 17, she confirmed that Light Hope and Mara, in She-Ra were love, a development cheered by fans and Shane Lynch, who had been a writer and script coordinator for the show. "[14], Some reviewers praised the series on its character development, plotlines, redemption arc for Catra, the screen time for Entrapta, hilarious moments, the interactions between Netossa and Spinnerella, and wrapping up existing character arcs. On August 17, 2020, Margaret Evans interviewed Hamish Steele, creator of DeadEndia about LGBTQ characters in her show, which will be released sometime in 2021. On October 15, Karen Fukuhara, the voice of Glimmer in She-Ra and Kipo in Kipo, said that it would be cool if She-Ra moved into "feature-length storytelling," with a movie focused on Bow and how he grew up with Glimmer. Netflix is ordering a so-called queer-friendly animated children series DeadEndia, a horror-comedy series known for its tales of adolescence and inclusion of LGBTQ story lines. The Rose family had it all until their financial lives came crashing down, causing them to … I really want to take it beyond ‘Oh, the shippers got what they want.’ Like, it’s not just a ship for me. Streaming LGBTQ+ shows is easier than ever, thanks to the killer selection on Netflix. Instead of being progressive, these moments simply come off like disrespectful, lazy patch jobs. [63] On September 10 it was confirmed that Kipo would be returning on October 12 for its third and final season, with Rad Sechrist floating the possibility of some movies which would continue the story. Club added that it better to think of the series akin to a "lengthy film split into three hearty acts. Shannon Glaser, the mother of Jessi Glaser. "[69] Others highlighted the relationship between two male characters, Benson and Troy. #twelveforever #netflix", "How The Bravest Knight is turning the tide for LGBTQ kids programming", "Our Netflix show Twelve Forever has a canon queer pre-teen main character. , 33 LGBTQ+ Shows on Netflix That Will Fill You With So Much Pride, The Funny Young Rock Trailer Gives Us a Peek at What Dwayne Johnson Was Like in High School, Netflix's Strip Down, Rise Up Trailer Explores the Powerful Healing Effects of Pole Dancing, Watch the Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Cast Hit All the Right Notes in Lyric Trivia, Paul Bettany Without His Vision Costume Will Make You Do a Double Take, A Thorough Breakdown of All the Marvel Easter Eggs on WandaVision, WandaVision Is Taking Us Back in Time With All of Its Nostalgic Sitcom References, 20 percent of series regular characters on primetime TV. Riverdale. While some shows feature characters in more prominent and explicitly queer relationships than others (Mr. Ratburn’s Gay Rat Wedding in Arthur, for instance, as well as Bow’s dads on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), up until now, no character has actually come out to another...The highlights noted by GLAAD over the years emphasize worlds and settings where being in a gay relationship is not challenged or seen as something different...there’s a different effect to a character proclaiming 'I’m gay,' let alone a lead character...Benson’s coming out scene isn’t a big, tearful affair, but a quiet moment between two people who are close. "[118] Earlier in the series, Elfo, a male elf, was her love interest. Tracy Brown of the Los Angeles Times noted that Etheria is a planet without restrictions on gender and no hetereonormativity, adding that the final season actualized the "central queer love story," thrilled to see Catra and Adora admit their love for each other, surprised by it only because she "didn't expect to be able to see a story like theirs unfold on a kids’ cartoon — at least not yet," going beyond what she called "ambiguous queer undertones," and said that she considers the TV show that lets all kids, especially those are queer, realize that "being honest about their feelings can make them a hero is as exciting as it is important. [84] Schedeen of IGN wrote, "That said, it would be far more effective to see one of these animated shows acknowledge their LGBT heroes from the very beginning and not save moments like these for the literal last minute; with that rushed reveal (after spending no time establishing Shiro's new relationship or even hinting at it), Voltron relies too much on the audience's affection for Shiro to give the moment resonance, rather than earning an emotional response from its storytelling. [124][125] Later that month, the third season began streaming on Netflix. What can we ask for? "[71] Additionally, GLAAD praised the series as being "LGBTQ-inclusive" and said that Benson's story "reflected the full diversity of the community. LGBTQ+ representation is incredibly important, and though we've made some awesome strides, here are just a few TV shows you can stream on Netflix that are totally killing the game when it comes to accurate representation. I assure they cared more than anybody. [13] At the same time, Stevenson and those working on the show were fighting very hard for the "Princess Prom" episode, trying to build in a queer framework to the show so it becomes normalized within the executive structure itself, and were hoping for a positive support from the fans. 3 days ago, by Monica Sisavat The all-ages DreamWorks cartoon, which debuted on Netflix … On September 1, 2020, Stevenson wrote a long thread on the topic, apologizing once again to the show's fans and Black professionals, while saying she is getting an anti-racism consultant to craft a plan going forward. Carmen Sandiego (Season 4) N – The adventures of the globe-trotting master thief continue. The second episode featured a Hispanic boy named Adam, was revealed to homosexual, saying that Mira, a female protagonist, is "not his type. "[116] The protagonist Princess Bean is revealed to be bisexual in the part 3 episode "Last Splash" as she has a same-sex kiss with the mermaid Mora. It is a list of only Original Netflix movies and TV shows that I am interested in watching. ", "How Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Codes Blackness", "Bill Wolkoff & Radford Sechrist Interview: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Season 2", "Nothing to do with that, we got a push to focus more on Kipo in season 2. Steele explained how the show changed from its original iteration on Cartoon Hangover in 2014, and the graphic novels that followed it,[135] stating that he is grateful for showrunners who fought for LGBTQ characters in their shows, adding that there was "absolutely no pushback from Netflix about representation," while describing Barney as a trans male character. [37][38] The following day, She-Ra character designer Rae Geiger clarified that they had drawn the image of Bow's brothers, including "Sow", saying that Black people should speak on this issue, and apologizing to "anyone whose feelings were hurt. Netflix’s latest animated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is getting a lot of praise for a beautiful queer moment.. Thos… [31][32] Some saw this as an unintentionally racist "joke" connotative of slavery and in bad taste. Due to the show's abrupt ending, Shadi Petosky, one of the executive producers, stated they won't be able to further explore that aspect of the character/relationship. [3] Stevenson would work on this project for almost the next five years until the premiere of the final season in May 2020. Revolutionary Girl Utena follows Utena Tenjou, a teen girl who decides to … It had begun production in May 2015, with Stevenson saying their early conversations about queer relationships and characters were only possible because of Steven Universe, with pushback early on that they couldn't have any romance. "[6] Others noted that the show included a lesbian couple, Netossa & Spinnerella,[7] which are "closely bonded characters," and noted the "queer romance" manifested by the Adora-Catra relationship. [119] Disenchantment is Matt Groening's first series to have an LGBTQ lead character. Hoping for a season 2. This included Galaxander, a gay inhabitant of Endless Island,[108] and a gay couple, Mack Beefhouse in the same fantasy world. The way that so many straight characters have gotten to be, without it being the end-all-be-all...to actually see it [the Catra-Adora romance] be a central part of the plot and to fulfill the arcs of the characters in a way that felt satisfying. "[48] One critic, Petrana Radulovic, described Benson's coming out scene as setting a precedent for future programming for all ages: "Despite the fact that LGBTQ representation in all-ages programming is better than ever, no one has actually uttered the words 'I’m gay' in an all-ages animation series. "[54] In an interview with Radford "Rad" Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff,[55] they talked about Benson and Troy as gay characters, with Rad saying that when he pitched it to the studio, Benson was gay, and Peter Gal, Chief Creative Officer of Television, told them that was fine but he has to say the words "I'm gay," something that he and Bill were happy to hear, gladly accepting the idea. Tiny Pretty Things. I just want to say that I am so, so sorry for what I said. [56] He also said that Kipo and Asher together "could be cool,"[57] while admitting that he did not think about Kipo being LGBTQ when producing seasons 1 and 2. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts gets that right."[46]. Additionally, there was Matthew MacDell, a flamboyantly gay student with a love of drama and spreading gossip, who is in a relationship with Aiden, the latter introduced as his boyfriend in the Valentine's Day special, "My Furry Valentine. [127], On December 12, 2020, a mature adult animation, Hoops was cancelled by Netflix after its first season received low ratings and negative reviews. [82][83] Renaldo Metadeen of CBR gave his own take, criticizing the marriage between Shiro and Adam, calling it "cheap and tacked on," while stating that making a "five-second blip of the wedding...come[s] off as a publicity stunt. Schitt's Creek. Fwiw, we considered her Latina, but I love the Persian headcanons! At one point, Noelle Stevenson said that Bow's brothers had names that rhymed with his, including one named "Sow" who was said to "till the fields" as part of inside joke with storyboarder Sam Szymanski. 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"[47] Kevin Johnson echoed this. Disenchantment (Part 3) N – Animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening about Princess Bean, who after fleeing from an arranged marriage, goes on the run with the demon Luci and … Sex Education. 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It is a plot point. [122][123] Another Netflix show that pushed forward representation was The Dragon Prince. This was connected to the fact that in 2017, the company committed to devoting more of its future spending toward "new and original anime" due to its huge popularity worldwide. Look no further, because Rotten Tomatoes has put together a list of the best original Netflix series available … [49] Others argued that Kipo, like the "fellow empath Steven Universe," attempts to talk antagonists about their feelings. Fact. Busted! When Netflix announced 80 original movies are coming out in 2018 i decided to make this list so its easier to keep track. Netflix had many LGBTQ characters present on shows available on the streaming service through the 2010s. by Brea Cubit "[89] Renaldo Matadeen of CBR in his official review, opined, "There's no love or warmth here, and it feels like the series retroactively tried to pony up a relationship in apology for the Shiro drama. After the release of Season 7, a number of fans and critics were displeased that Adam, Shiro's ex-fiancé, ended up dying in the later half of the season. On June 12, 2020, the second season of Kipo began streaming on Netflix. New on Netflix Australia, Stan, Foxtel, Prime Video, … [62] A few days before these tweets, TV Guide listed as few animated series, including Kipo and Big Mouth as some of the best shows on TV. In the latter case, however, some criticized it as an oversimplification of the "relationship between private parts and gender identity," even as her existence was praised as putting the show ahead of "most television representations of sexual expression." [100] With this, some critics praised the show for portraying homosexuality in a realist fashion. The first episode of that season, titled "Home," features one of the show's protagonists, an Asian girl named Mira, was shown to be adopted by her two fathers, Paul and Curtis, and a brother named Miles. Or it is something that, you know, bored kids on the internet do that’s not real—or it doesn’t have real merit and real value and real storytelling and meaning. [87][88], Controversy also swirled around the on-screen wedding between Shiro and Curtis, with a number of critics and fans characterizing it as poor LGBT representation. [91] In defense of the executive producers, Tyler Labine, the voice actor for Hunk, stated on his personal Instagram account that "what is not real and what will all fall by the wayside in due time is all the unwarranted hate and vitriol that the dark side of this fandom has let seep into this precious world. (Season 3) – Korean reality series. [3] Stevenson also admitted they hadn't been as explicit in the first season as they had wanted and were overwhelmed by the positive support from fans, noting that whenever a show has a "really powerful piece of representation," it helps other productions. 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