Hello! I was wondering I'd I could ask you to you about starting Supergirl. I've heard that it's good but I've also heard that it's misogynistic, I've heard that there's queer rep but I've also heard that it queerbaits, I haven't seen it so I don't know what to think. Do you think it's worth starting?
Hello mate! Look, if I were you I’d watch it. All of those allegations are pretty justified though. The current lgbt couple, Sanvers, gets around 2 secs of screen time per episode, and one of them is supposed to be a Latina but is played by a white actress. Besides that, the characters are both pretty bad ass. But beware that Alex (Kara’s sister), who is supposed to be one of the main character, has had her screen time reduced to give space to gross mon el, and, well, Maggie is the regular with the least amount of screen time.
Now onto the Mon el problem, I’ve ranted a lot about this already, and I’m pretty sure he’s going to die anyways. Besides, there’s supercorp (Kara Danvers, the main character, and Lena Luthor)!! (the reason I’m still watching tbh). And like, I’m almost sure supergirl (the show) is going to get rid of Mon el and make supercorp cannon at some point. That’s what the people want, and Mon el is an ugly slave owning, abusive piece of shit anyways, so, I don’t think they can get away with that for much longer.
Also, there’s an amazing black man, James Olsen, an accomplished and respectful man, who used to be a love interest for Kara but, unfortunately, has been side lined to give Ugly Mon el some more screen time (as if he doesn’t get enough already). But still, James Olsen is amazing and a hero.
On another note, both actresses have validated supercorp and support it. Katie literally said it was “naive” to see supercorp as anything other than romantic, so make of that what you will.
Watch at your own risk, but I’d recommend you giving it a shot, because I have hopes that the cw will wake up, and do the right thing for once.