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Friday, July 20, 2018

A passion for social justice

Batwoman, queer and converged:
The CW has put in development a Batwoman series for 2019 consideration. It hails from former The Vampire Diaries executive producer Caroline Dries and the architect of the CW Arrowverse, Greg Berlanti.

In Batwoman, written by Dries based on the DC characters, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Batwoman already has been a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ representation in comics. After a long hiatus, she was reintroduced to the DC comic universe in 2006 when she was established as a Jewish lesbian, becoming the first-ever lesbian superhero title DC character. Now Batwoman would become the first gay lead character — male or female — of a live-action superhero series.
A passion for social justice! A flair for speaking her mind! Kee-rikey. At this point, all we are going to have to do is show up. And while I can't share any details of Castalia's coming foray into movies AND television yet, things are looking increasingly optimistic. We're also going to hold a Brainstorm about the comic store campaign next week.

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Blogger tublecane July 20, 2018 5:12 AM  

OT: I don't know whether this was brought up elsewhere, but James Gunn--the guy behind the Guardians of the Galaxy movies (I had to look that up, famous as he is)--is in trouble for "joking" about pedophilia. He has apparently deleted hundreds of tweets.

I saw a post about an exchange between him and someone named Huston Huddleston, who is awaiting trial on child pornography charges. Huddleston supposedly said, "I thought you'd appreciate this." "This" being a video titled: 100 Pubescent Girls Touch Themselves.

Gunn responds, "Appreciate it? I just **** all over my own face!"

Blogger Uncle John's Band July 20, 2018 5:15 AM  

They actually seem to have mistaken taking control of a closed shop for popularity. One of the things I'm most looking forward to about Alt-Hero and the others ramping up is watching the trend lines as SJW comics face market competition from unconverged alternatives.

Blogger tublecane July 20, 2018 5:18 AM  

@1- Of course, Gunn would actually have been joking. I wouldn't know. But what is a guy responsible for projects worth hundreds of killions doing associating with guys who get caught up in child porn busts?

Blogger Uncle John's Band July 20, 2018 5:21 AM  

@ 1. tublecane

That wouldn't be shocking. It is disappointing though. I enjoyed the Guardians movies a lot more than most people, and I won't even pay for anything else from Disney.

The moral of the story is keep building and supporting alternatives.

Blogger tublecane July 20, 2018 5:26 AM  

By the way, I think the connection presented above between Gunn and child porn was spread by Cernovich. I'm not sure, because he blocked me on Twitter.

Blogger Cloudbuster July 20, 2018 5:27 AM  

Saw an announcement for this in the Hollywood Reporter:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/batwoman-tv-series-works-at-cw-1127574

The comments are running nearly 100% against it.

Even the normies are getting sick of this.

Blogger Jew613 July 20, 2018 5:38 AM  

This sounds awful. If it even gets made it will probably get cancelled after 1 season.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 20, 2018 5:44 AM  

I am too old to have an opinion that counts for much, but this Batwoman thing, to me, is just more left-wing SJW destruction of our culture.

A lady said to me the other day that raising her kids in the present environment was damn hard. I can see her point.

Blogger Attila is my bro July 20, 2018 5:51 AM  

I just hope Alt★Movies are able to somehow break into the poz controlled media distribution criminal network. I'm sure Vox is planning effective distribution, but seeing Alt★Movie at the top of my local hollyweird controlled theatre's marquee would be awesome on so many levels.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len July 20, 2018 5:52 AM  

in 2006 when she was established as a Jewish lesbian

Really though, how are they going to beat that? Isn't "Jewish lesbian" the Proggy Politrickial Pattycake instawin?

Blogger artensoll July 20, 2018 6:06 AM  

@10 "Really though, how are they going to beat that? Isn't "Jewish lesbian" the Proggy Politrickial Pattycake instawin?"

No. That would be Muslim lesbian.

Blogger Pierre Truc July 20, 2018 6:07 AM  

The comments on that website brightened my day!

Don't Call Me Len wrote:Really though, how are they going to beat that? Isn't "Jewish lesbian" the Proggy Politrickial Pattycake instawin?

Far from it, think about the story potential of a trans lesbian character on a quest for a non-penisphobic lesbian? OH DEM FEELZ!

Sprnkle spice: Muslim. Of color. On a wheelchair. And fat. And a genius scientist, of course.

We've barely scratched the surface of the fugglenaut.


Blogger James Dixon July 20, 2018 6:12 AM  

> I enjoyed the Guardians movies a lot more than most people, and I won't even pay for anything else from Disney.

We went to see Incredibles 2, not so much for the movie, but because my wife had never been to a drive in theater, and there's still one operating in our area.

> I am too old to have an opinion that counts for much, but this Batwoman thing, to me, is just more left-wing SJW destruction of our culture.

Of course. That's the goal after all.

As for Batwoman, it's nice when the opposition does half of our work for us, isn't it? But they just can't help themselves.

Blogger AvocadoBob July 20, 2018 6:23 AM  

Hey, VD; looking for voice actors anytime soon?

Blogger Anno Ruse July 20, 2018 6:28 AM  

The other crime-fighting Bat-lesbian is Renee Montoya, fiery Hispanic daughter of immigrants! They may have added more since I stopped reading this stuff. It's only a matter of time until Robin is a sassy black girl. Probably with the real name of Robin so she can make jokes about it. SJWs like that kind of joke.

Blogger qualitycontrol July 20, 2018 6:31 AM  

'The CW has put in development a Batwoman series for 2019 consideration.'

I think they'll realize that it's too expensive to produce. But they will do it anyway because they are afraid of the gay mafia.

Blogger The Observer July 20, 2018 6:32 AM  

Better and better.

We're all getting more and more out of our Alt-Hero backings than ever thought possible.

Blogger Skyler the Weird July 20, 2018 6:53 AM  

I think they'll drop Arrow and Legends. They need a Lezzie heroine to replace White Canary.

Blogger Ransom Smith July 20, 2018 6:58 AM  

Should the series make it to air, you can certainly guarantee that the actress chosen won't be a Rosie O'Donnell type.
It'll be someone feminief in a useless attempt to somehow recoup male audiences.

Blogger Avalanche July 20, 2018 7:12 AM  

Vox: "We're also going to hold a Brainstorm about the comic store campaign next week."

Open or just for Brainstorm members?

Blogger Avalanche July 20, 2018 7:15 AM  

@11 "Proggy Politrickial Pattycake instawin?"
No. That would be Muslim lesbian."

Oh. Isn't that the new Iron Man? Or was it Captainess America? I keep getting confused by all the skinsuits...

Blogger VD July 20, 2018 7:24 AM  

Open or just for Brainstorm members?

Open, but it's going to be focused on Arkhaven.

Blogger widlast washere July 20, 2018 7:26 AM  

Jewish lesbian ...
She has to be fat, ugly as sin, hairy as a dock worker, and with an attitude to match her halitosis.
This is going to be as popular as last weeks road kill.

Blogger Avalanche July 20, 2018 7:27 AM  

OT: I just skimmed the "new TV series" (passed over and accepted) list -- this show got passed over. (Notice who is in the "team"!? Talk about unearned self-"esteem" ... unless they were going to expose him? Ha, no, SJW TV -- it was going to be a tribute! {gag})

Main Justice* --PASSED OVER
Logline: Inspired by the life and work of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The U.S. Attorney General takes viewers into the tumultuous world of the Department of Justice where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country.
Cast: Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Timothy Hutton, Peter Gallagher, Deborah Ayorinde, Aubrey Dollar
Team: W/EP Sascha Penn (Survivor's Remorse); EP Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Eric Holder; EP/D David Semel; EP/showrunner Sunil Nayar (CSI: Miami)
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Location: New York

(Only got sucked into looking at the list because there was a pic of Nathan Fillion... his show goes straight into production, apparently. I cut the cable 2+ years ago...)

Blogger Rabbi B July 20, 2018 7:29 AM  

...Kate must overcome her own demons...

"a passion for social justice"
"a flair for speaking her mind"
"an out lesbian"
"a trailblazer for LGBTQ+"
"a Jewish lesbian"

Yeah, I think she might have a few.

Blogger dadofhomeschoolers July 20, 2018 7:30 AM  

You know it's bad when the culture swoops in with a bottle of ketchup.

Blogger Avalanche July 20, 2018 7:30 AM  

(They're also reviving Magnum PI and Murphy Brown! Both are "straight to series"! The destruction -- and lack of creativity and ability in "entertainment" is WAY worse than I realized! Or imagined!)

Blogger dadofhomeschoolers July 20, 2018 7:31 AM  

Vulture

Blogger Bradley Matthews July 20, 2018 7:34 AM  

Quick Robinxer, grab the bat strap on

Blogger cheddarman July 20, 2018 7:36 AM  

will therebe a lesbian dorito night

Blogger cheddarman July 20, 2018 7:36 AM  

will therebe a lesbian dorito night

Blogger Laramie Hirsch July 20, 2018 7:37 AM  

I can't imagine this show being successful.

Blogger Lazarus July 20, 2018 7:45 AM  

Jew613 wrote:This sounds awful. If it even gets made it will probably get cancelled after 1 season.

They don't care. The important thing is to make the foray and gauge the reaction in order to make more inroads during the next assault. In the Torah, sexual deviance was punishable by death. I am beginning to see the wisdom of this approach.

Any tolerance of sexual deviation inevitably leads to acceptance of pedophilia, as we are witnessing presently.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 20, 2018 7:46 AM  

Laramie Hirsch wrote:I can't imagine this show being successful.

Just getting it on the air is their measure of success.

It's a successful invasion of Normie Space.

In truth, the SJWs probably view a Jewish Lesbian as pretty weak tea stuff.

I mean like, where's the Intersectionality? Kate Kane is just a run of the mill queer-binary. And let's face it, Jewish is pretty much white.

Blogger Michael Maier July 20, 2018 7:49 AM  

Anno Ruse wrote:The other crime-fighting Bat-lesbian is Renee Montoya, fiery Hispanic daughter of immigrants! They may have added more since I stopped reading this stuff. It's only a matter of time until Robin is a sassy black girl. Probably with the real name of Robin so she can make jokes about it. SJWs like that kind of joke.

Wasn't she dyking it up with the super-hot redhead in GOTHAM?

Blogger CarpeOro July 20, 2018 7:59 AM  

Avalanche wrote:(They're also reviving Magnum PI and Murphy Brown! Both are "straight to series"! The destruction -- and lack of creativity and ability in "entertainment" is WAY worse than I realized! Or imagined!)

Ahh, but this is an hispanic Thomas Magnum. No, I'm not kidding. Even saw a commercial where he refers to himself as being not white.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 20, 2018 8:03 AM  

I recently ran into a blogpost titled Phases of a GeekerGate. Now there wasn't a lot there that we haven't run into before but the key observation was...The SJWs attach themseleves to an IP that is being rebooted, reimagined, relaunched or whatever the term is this week.

But the important thing is that is when they get their foot in the door.

Batwoman had been retired for decades, when they brought her back she was now a lesbian. The Allan Scott version of Green Lantern was the first version to have a "husband," when they brought him back. Then there was female Ghostbusters. They've been gunning to give Doctor Who a sex change since 2009 and they've finally succeeded (each new incanation basically being a reboot). Star Trek: STD. And of course Woke Wars.

Their point of entry is always in the reboot phase.

Blogger SouthRon July 20, 2018 8:05 AM  

A leaked image of the new Batwoman.

Blogger SouthRon July 20, 2018 8:22 AM  

“This is the first time ever that Batwoman will make a live-action appearance on any screen,” [Mark] Pedowitz said.

You can't make this stuff up. Pedo announces Dyke.

Blogger tuberman July 20, 2018 8:22 AM  

They forgot the whole truth, that she is also Batsh*t Crazy and pops SSRIs and booze to hold her self in check from foaming at everything not on board with her ideology. Rabid Woman!

Moar good news for Arkhaven.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( don't ask, "Who mentats the Mentats?", ask instead, "Who shitpoasts the Shitpoasters?" ) July 20, 2018 8:31 AM  

in some ways, the SJWs are making comedy impossibru.

they are taking EVERYTHING we used to joke about as absurdities +20 years and ... turning it into social requirements.

otoh, watching them spaz out when you Trigger™ them is pretty amusing.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 20, 2018 8:38 AM  

It will be sad and boring, welcome to real world dyke land.

But on the other hand the comments in the one link were a riot, amongst them the prerequisite conservative reminders of better days but the best part was the shitpoasters lighting the gasfarts on fire, and laughing about it because you never are supposed to laugh at SJW.

Blogger Sam July 20, 2018 8:51 AM  

@27
It's worse. Assuming you haven't already seen it...

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/54f69af6e4b00ed71355a46e/1425447670137/the-decline-of-original-movies-infographic-geektyrant.png

Blogger Bobiojimbo July 20, 2018 9:05 AM  

@Jew613

Probably not. Super-girl is pure feminist propaganda, it still got several seasons.

Blogger Dire Badger July 20, 2018 9:09 AM  

apparently they forgot about Black Canary, who they turned into a typical man-hating Bull Dyke.

I bet the actress really appreciates being ignored as a 'lead character' on CW's "legends of Tomorow".

Blogger Eagle Elk July 20, 2018 9:11 AM  

Bring back 'Pinky and the Brain' :))

Blogger jaericho July 20, 2018 9:17 AM  

@7 I predict 4 seasons. We've seen the SJW's not care about finances/viewership and double down with their attempts.

Blogger Dire Badger July 20, 2018 9:17 AM  

excuse me, "White Canary". Who can keep track?

Blogger flyingtiger July 20, 2018 9:26 AM  

I am still ticked off that they are bringing back Charmed. It was one of the least liberal shows. The people who made Jane the virgin are doing this, so I have no hope for them.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 20, 2018 9:35 AM  

Charmed is an occult show anyways. The non-liberal presentation is akin to putting the poison in the candy.

Blogger English Tom July 20, 2018 10:11 AM  

@Artensoll

Ableist! How dare you. You missed out that she is in a wheelchair which functions as a batmobile and also a mobile forensics lab.

Blogger RB July 20, 2018 10:15 AM  

I can see the first episode now - the show begins with Batwoman sporting a pink p***y hat and leading Gotham's first ever women's march. She then proceeds to maim and kill every deplorable within city limits in the name of social justice.

This is why if my TV is on at all, it's a fishing show, an old rerun, or a sporting event with the volume turned all the way down and my head in a book..

Blogger English Tom July 20, 2018 10:18 AM  

Batwoman is a Jewish lesbian. Therefore show should be called:

Batshit crazy woman.

Blogger VoodooJock July 20, 2018 10:22 AM  

Bloody stupid idea. Joker's going to foil chop socky Batbutch attempts using nothing more than a bag of doritos every time

Blogger Mark Stoval July 20, 2018 10:24 AM  

English Tom wrote:Batwoman is a Jewish lesbian. Therefore show should be called:

Batshit crazy woman.


Now that has to be the thread winner. Good show Tom.

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 20, 2018 10:30 AM  

But Vox - she’s also a trained street fighter!

I wonder which one?

Sesame Street?

Blogger SemiSpook37 July 20, 2018 10:39 AM  

@37

On the Doctor Who front, they actually had been considering the gender swap since the mid '80s as a way to shake things up during the tumultuous Colin Baker era. Granted, Baker's a bit of a diva, himself, but the production team at the time was the primary reason why the show got shelved after the 26th season. Currently, it appears they've gotten to the same point as back then in terms of story quality (ironically, most folks tend to agree that Davies' run on the show, even with the fact that he's openly gay, was better than Moffat). Chibnall (the new showrunner) has proven he can run a show with a decent story (Broadchurch), but I'm skeptical that he can keep the franchise afloat. Making the move to cast Whittaker is a huge gamble, and I'm skeptical that it will ultimately pan out as they intended.

As for this attempt to expand the Arrowverse, you have Berlanti (also openly gay) at the helm, and maybe for the first couple of seasons of Arrow and Flash, it wasn't too heavy handed in terms of SJW crap (I think the biggest issue voiced here was the pigment change for the West family), but ever since Legends and Supergirl were added, it's gone downhill.

Then again, I've found other things to keep my attention, such as Alt-Hero, so I couldn't care less if this pilot gets a series greenlight.

The irony here is that by pushing their agenda so hard, they're showing the regular folks just how bad it really is. The BS veil isn't there to protect them, either.

Blogger Lance E July 20, 2018 11:05 AM  

They're not trying to be popular, entertain or even make money. The goal is simply to shit all over the genre and humiliate its former producers and fans.

A more charitable explanation would be that this character is a self-insert, something that every amateur fanfic writer knows not to do. Or at least used to know, before tumblr.

Blogger English Tom July 20, 2018 11:47 AM  

@Southron

That was cruel!

Blogger English Tom July 20, 2018 11:48 AM  

Thank you Mark. It's always nice to be appreciated.

Blogger WS4E July 20, 2018 11:51 AM  

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Blogger Unknown July 20, 2018 11:51 AM  

Add in some tight leather body suits and I will be there. Of course if SJW's are in charge she will probably be wearing a Hillary Clinton style pants suit instead.

Blogger SemiSpook37 July 20, 2018 3:54 PM  

In somewhat related news: James Gunn FIRED by Marvel Studios for his trove of rape and pedophilia tweets unearthed yesterday:

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/james-gunn-fired-from-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-3-1202879817/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

I think we need to H/T Cerno for bringing this to light.

Blogger Brett baker July 20, 2018 8:02 PM  

Will the people driving up the crime rate in the metropolis be rural whites, I wonder?

Blogger Brett baker July 20, 2018 8:02 PM  

Will the people driving up the crime rate in the metropolis be rural whites, I wonder?

Blogger Al Du Clur July 20, 2018 8:13 PM  

Will Batwoman have obesity as her super power? Batman never had a super power so that will be a change. If the goal is to make a (very limited audience) cult show, they may be onto something

Blogger NorthOfTheOneOhOne July 21, 2018 1:36 AM  

There's a hilarious irony to all this. The original Batwoman of the 1950's (she was Kathy Kane back then) was inserted into the Batman story line to act as a romantic interest for Batman. This came after Frederic Wertham claimed that Bruce Wayne was a gay pederast because he lived in his mansion with only his butler and his young ward Dick Grayson.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 21, 2018 6:24 AM  

@66

"Will Batwoman have obesity as her super power?"

Seanbaby's captions from the (sadly) no-longer operating www.fatchicksinpartyhats.com
[ https://web.archive.org/web/20051215051334/http://www.fatchicksinpartyhats.com/ ]

She'll be wearing an outfit which has emblazoned on the front: "Fat! So?"

Much of her utterances will resembler "BLARGH!!!" and "I ate the _____ "

Oh lookie -- 2nd picture:

https://web.archive.org/web/20051211201624/http://www.fatchicksinpartyhats.com:80/part39.shtml

Blogger Daniel July 21, 2018 8:35 AM  

Same here.

Blogger Daniel July 21, 2018 9:02 AM  

Anyone saw the New Netflix shera?

Blogger flyingtiger July 21, 2018 6:30 PM  

#50 Charmed was more like a super hero show. All the characters had a super power and the magic seemed secondary. Unlike a certain vampire slayer show, the characters worked with church people or were assisted by them. The show also had the strong masculine of Leo the angel like white lighter. He was their mentor and advisor and leader. This show was popular with males that had sisters. We identify with Leo.

Blogger flyingtiger July 21, 2018 6:34 PM  

Charmed was like a superhero show. The girls all had a power and the magic seemed secondary. Unlike a certain vampire slayer show, the characters worked with the clergy or were assisted by them. They also had the strong masculine presence of Leo the angel like white lighter. He was their advisor and mentor. Guys who had sisters loved the show. We identified with Leo.

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