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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Blames Diversity For Fall In Comic Book Sales
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Faith will probably confront the evil fat shamers of the world and champion everyone's right to "all you can eat" buffet restaurants.

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She's telekinetic, so she can warp reality with her mind. Pretty much like most plus-sized people in real life. ;)

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Supergirl becomes the first live-action tv capeshit show to feature a tranny superhero played by a tranny actor...

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Supergirl is to become the first live-action TV series to feature a transgender superhero.

Activist and actor Nicole Maines, who is transgender herself, will play the role of Nia Nal, who becomes known as Dreamer.

"It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to," she said after the announcement at Comic Con in San Diego, California.

Nia Nal will be introduced in Supergirl's upcoming fourth season.


Casting news: the first transgender superhero ever on television is Nicole Maines playing Dreamer! Huge applause as she walks onstage, making history. #Supergirl #SDCC18
— Sydney Bucksbaum (@SydneyBucksbaum) July 21, 2018

The character has been described as "a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others".

Speaking to Variety, Nicole Maines said: "I want fans to take away an understanding of trans people. We can be anybody, we can be who we want, we can be superheroes - because in many ways we are."

Shown in the UK on Sky One, Supergirl is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is set in the same universe as other comic book characters such as The Flash and Arrow.

Melissa Benoist stars as the title character, who is Superman's cousin and one of the last surviving residents of Krypton.

The new character, Nia Nal, will be introduced as an employee of CatCo Worldwide Media, the organisation where much of the series is set.

Nicole Maines says she wants viewers to realise that a trans character's plotline doesn't have to revolve around them being trans.

"Nia is so much more than just a trans superhero. She is a reporter, she is hopeful, she's powerful, wise and such a good friend."

In 2014, Nicole Maines and her family went to court after her school prevented her from using the girls' toilet.

As a result, Maine's Supreme Judicial Court ruled the school had violated the state's human rights act.

Nicole has gone on to an acting career, winning a 2016 GLAAD award for her performance in US show Royal Pains.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44915149

Does the argument that it is unrealistic when girls in tv shows beat up guys twice their size still hold water when the girl in question is actually a guy in a frock?

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 Post subject: Re: Marvel Blames Diversity For Fall In Comic Book Sales
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:04 pm 
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"It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to," she said after the announcement at Comic Con in San Diego, California.


I’m going to guess that there are probably a lot more adults “looking up” to this than kids.
But what do I know...I’m a 52yr old white male so what does my opinion count for?

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chijohnaok wrote:

I’m going to guess that there are probably a lot more adults “looking up” to this than kids.
But what do I know...I’m a 52yr old white male so what does my opinion count for?


I just enjoy watching the fails.

"Bat Woman" is coming soon, that will be hilarious.

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You go!... uh... grrrl?

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"You Go _______ * "

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