She-Ra herself, Aimee Carrero, goes from being the Princess of Power to the Princess of Genovia from The Princess Diaries in this clip from Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen!
She-Ra is coming back to our screens thanks in part to the show’s producer, Noelle Stevenson! Chances are, you already know this. If you don’t, let’s get you up to speed.
You can now watch the short film Dylan on Amazon which Aimee stars in. Go watch it today!
A young woman, Maritza, comes home to find her fiance’s college buddy, Dylan, preparing an elaborate meal in celebration of their wedding. But as the night unfolds, she slowly begins to suspect that… something may be horribly wrong.
Adora’s destiny turns out to be far greater than she could have ever imagined. As the legendary warrior princess, She-Ra, it’s up to her and a spirited group of rebel princesses to restore balance in Etheria by defending it from the place she once called home. Join The Rebellion November 16th when She-Ra and the Princesses of Power begins streaming on Netflix!
When first images of DreamWorks Animation’s She-Ra reboot were released back in July, a few (vocal) fans were upset. Complaining about the new style and look, their online upset generated a bit of attention. But the modern day creators have had it with the sexist commentary from the Internet. And they’re not backing down.
“Boyish lesbian re-images SHE-RA as a boyish lesbian,” mocked one user in a now-deleted tweet. Another opined, “Netflix is clearly afraid of She-Ra looking like a beautiful woman.”
At the Netflix panel for “She-Ra and the Princess of Power” Thursday at New York Comic-Con, Aimee Carrero (“Elena of Avalor”), who voices the titular character, called the comments sexist but “easy to ignore.”
“It’s 2018 and we’re commenting on women’s bodies still?”Carrero said. “We’re still doing that? Haven’t we learned enough? So it’s kind of boring, to be honest, and easy to ignore.”
Noelle Stevenson, the show’s creator, also said it was unfair to focus on negative reactions as she has found the reception to be overwhelmingly positive.
“We have this wall of fan art in the office that we’ve been adding to, whenever new fan art comes in and it’s exploded. That’s so much of what I’ve seen in response and by comparison, the naysayers haven’t been the loudest voice,” Stevenson said. “So I think, when I get that question, I’m kinda just like, ‘Why are those the voices that we center? Why are those the opinions that we raise up, above other opinions?’ I’m interested in that.”
What more, nitpicking appearances misses the core of the show, which is about female empowerment.
“Sure, it’s easy to shoot the rhetorical fish in this barrel by pointing out that grown men shouldn’t sexualize kids’ cartoons. But I think it goes further than that,” a Twitter user pointed out. “It’s about what She-Ra teaches children about how girls should look. A show that is for girls should be teaching girls that they are worthy of respect no matter how they look.”
The majority of voices online seem to not only defend the reboot, but applaud the new narrative given to the character, which was evident in the new trailer released at the convention (above).
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” premieres on Netflix on Nov. 16.
Aimee was in attendance at the 2018 New York Comic Con promoting She-Ra. A friend of mine was lucky to attend the event and meet Aimee and said she was the sweetest person. I’ve added a bunch of photos of her from the event. Hopefully I’ll have more to add soon. Enjoy!
October 04 – New York Comic Con: Panel
October 04 – New York Comic Con: Dreamworks She-Ra
October 04 – New York Comic Con: SYFY Wire
October 04 – New York Comic Con: i09
Photo Session #27
Photo Session #28
Aimee is in Cher’s new music video SOS. This is so exciting. I mean I feel like something like this would be on anyone’s bucket list.. I mean, it’s Cher!! I’ve added the video below. I will work on screencaps this week so check back. Enjoy!
I’ve added episode screencaps, stills, and behind the scenes photos of Aimee from the last 6 episodes of Young and Hungry. I am sad to see this series end. I love this series so much. I really hope they go forward with a TV movie and give us the ending we all deserve.
Young and Hungry: 05×16 – Screencaps
Young and Hungry: 05×17 – Screencaps
Young and Hungry: 05×18 – Screencaps
Young and Hungry: 05×19 – Screencaps
Young and Hungry: 05×20 – Screencaps
Young and Hungry: 05×15 – Stills
Young and Hungry: 05×16 – Stills
Young and Hungry: 05×19 – Stills
Young and Hungry: 05×20 – OTS/BTS