The Queer Glow up of Hero-Sword Legacies in She-Ra, Korra, and Sailor Moon

  title={The Queer Glow up of Hero-Sword Legacies in She-Ra, Korra, and Sailor Moon},
  author={Diana Burgos},
  journal={Open Cultural Studies},
  pages={248 - 261}
  • Diana Burgos
  • Published 1 January 2021
  • Art
  • Open Cultural Studies
Abstract The narratives within Sailor Moon Crystal, The Legend of Korra, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power enlist gender fluid and queer protagonists to spearhead rebellions against the heteronormative domains of colonizers, imperialists, zealots, and hypercapitalistic military–industrial complexes. Magic is commodified by each villain; used to crown their exaggerated conquistador reputations and power their nuclear weapons. To defeat them and the toxic sociopolitical narratives and power… 


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