So this is a thing. And it’s surprised me that I’ve been able to find six examples to make this list. But the series finale of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power provided the last piece of the puzzle and I finally finished this article. It’s a sign of the times. There have been multiple instances where a cartoon show’s series finale finally allows certain characters to come out of the closet and be true to their gay, lesbian and/or bisexual selves.
I think it’s great! But it’s still weird that it’s only allowed to happen in the series finale, right?
Some day, we are going to get a show where the main character and their love interest are both openly queer. Or are both somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It’s gonna happen. Some day we’re going to get a lesbian Disney Princess. Some day, a big fancy company is going to purchase the rights to my own self-published queer comic, Gamer Girl & Vixen, and turn it into a popular, award-winning show! And no, that’s not the only reason I’m doing this list! I just wanted to shamelessly self-promote for a little bit.
Join me after the jump for the phenomenon that is LGBTQ+ cartoon couples allowed to come out and be proud at the very, very, very end of the series. SPOILERS for the end of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
I am as surprised as the next person at how much I love She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. But it is a damn good show, one of my absolute favorites on all of Netflix. I am in love with how well-crafted, how well-adapted this show has been these past few years, with some truly glorious cartoon adventures.
The fifth and final season will be upon us in only a matter of days.
Oh man, that was a fun trailer! I loved the slow, somber remix of the theme song. I loved the anguish in the characters. This is gonna be a battle! This is gonna be a good finale! I have very high hopes!
The final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power arrives on May 15!
The next season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is right around the corner! That means we’ll get two seasons (or three, technically) in a single year! How exciting!
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is one of my favorite shows on TV…or, technically, Netflix. It’s well-written, well-plotted and the characters are all fascinating and fun. It’s possibly the best revival of an old cartoon. And the new season promises some actual story progression with some big changes!
Needless to say, I’m excited and can’t wait! The new episodes arrive on Nov. 5!
The fourth season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will arrive on Netflix on Nov. 5! That’s less than a month away! And it’s going to be a full 13 episode season, instead of the half-seasons we got with 2 and 3. I’m very excited!
Here’s a quick teaser, released at New York Comic Con.
Not too much to see yet, but there are some big changes in store! Glimmer is now queen. Catra co-leads the Horde. All sorts of fun is afoot! I can’t wait! I love this show! And you should definitely be watching, if you’re not already.
God damn you all to Hell! Kevin Smith has announced that he’s going to showrun a Netflix revival of the original Masters of the Universe cartoon from the 1980s. Not a reboot, but a continuation of wherever that original He-Man cartoon left off. Ridiculous.
It’s going to be called Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
First of all, what a dumb name. Could you be any more generic? Did someone not like Masters of the Universe: Vengeance?
Second of all, who really cares or remembers how the original 1980s cartoon left off? I watched that cartoon as lovingly as I watched all the other 80s cartoons and I don’t care one lick! I know that original Masters of the Universe fans still exist, but come oooon. Are those few people really so passionate as to catch Netflix’s attention? So much so that it has to be a continuation and not a reboot?
Third of all, I’m just really salty that this garbage is probably going to supersede He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cast joining the amazing She-Ra and the Princesses of Power cartoon. I just did a List of Six about this, people! That’s supposed to be part of the She-Ra endgame!