'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Deserves Applause For Refusing To Get Cheap Laughs From Gender Stereotypes
When the women of Brooklyn Nine-Nine show their vulnerability, it's not because they’re women. They’re vulnerable because they’re human.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a woman’s world. When its women show their vulnerability, it’s not strictly because they’re women. They’re vulnerable because they’re human, just as any of Nine-Nine’s male characters are. The women aren’t portrayed as being in petty competition with one another or absorbed by romantic pursuits. And they’re rewarded for their endeavors based on merit rather than gender. It might not be the same way if you walked into your local police precinct, but if nothing else, shouldn’t a successful television sitcom be able to idealize a more equal world for us? After all, when you take tacky gender-specific jokes out of the equation, you make room for some really smart, thoughtful humor to shine. And that’s exactly what Brooklyn Nine-Nine does, which poses the question: wouldn’t it be nice if more of our pop culture wasn’t preoccupied with the differences between men and women, and just let everyone be people instead?”


So Stephanie Beatriz (who plays Rosa in the tv-show “Brooklyn nine-nine”) commissioned me to do this illustration of the whole cast. It has been a really nice job and I had a great time doing the illustration and also the packages with the prints! (Click on the image to see all the details).