The CW announced its latest fall schedule revealing its freshman DC Comics drama Batwoman trailer. Oh and the hate it almost instantly started receiving is delightful!
While I am writing this, the trailer on YouTube has 322,000 dislikes versus 71,000 likes, probably leaving all DC haters rubbing their hands with glee. But the reason behind the backlash is, believe or not, mostly unrelated with the age old Marvel vs. DC feud. Fans are criticizing the Batwoman trailer for “cringey” dialogue and bad acting.
The role of Batwoman is played by Ruby Rose, from Orange is the New Black, who gets to be the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series. Why that is important for everyone to point out, I know not.
But, the show is accused of forwarding a feminist agenda – whatever that might be… I don’t like to go those depths of the conspiracy (stupidity) pool, but some lines heard in the trailer are rather dumb.
When a guy says, “The suit is literal perfection,” Kate Kane aka Batwoman responds “[the suit] will be… when it fits a woman.”
I am all for female empowerment, but there is no need for it to be so heavy-handed or that generic. Anyhow, Batwoman will air on Sundays this fall on the CW and going by the trailer, we might expect low ratings and a show cancellation the CW’s future.
What do you think?
Stefan is a geek and wordsmith extraordinaire with an M.A. in Philosophy and a professional background in business development, marketing and media. He has a cat called Freya that doesn’t like him very much.