A 12-year-old boy named Guy (natch) uses a magic ring to transform himself into the legendary crime fighter, SheZow, by saying “You go girl!” (natch). You should see what happens when he says “WEEEEEERQ!” — Guy becomes the legendary up-and-coming superhero drag queen, Xtravaganza LaBeija.
The gender-bending Australian cartoon, aimed at 6-11 year-olds, began airing last year in December but will make its stateside debut Saturday on the Hub — Discovery Communications and Hasbro’s bastard child masquerading as a kid’s cable network. We can all agree that One Millions Moms or someone holier than thou is going to launch a protest against this show for promoting gender confusion or whatever, right? Well, that doesn’t seem to phase the higher-ups at the Hub.
“When I first heard about the show, my reaction was ‘Are you out of your minds?’” Margaret Loesch, chief executive of the Hub, told the LA Times. “Then I looked at it and I thought, ‘This is just funny.’”
Funny, maybe. But an interesting, and dare we say even groundbreaking, message to kids that being a girl doesn’t make you “less than” or inferior in any way — we can get on board with that. Also, we’re kinda looking forward to Halloween when boys and girls will go around in go-go boots screaming “You go girl!” at each other.
It’ll basically be like Halloween in Greenwich Village.