The Batwoman TV Series trailer has landed – and it would be an understatement to say it hasn’t fared well with the fanbase.
The YouTube ‘First Look’ trailer has, at the time of writing, garnered a stunning 219k dislikes towering over a mere 51k dislikes.
This extreme ratio has been accompanied by a slew of snarky comments deriding Batwoman.
Many of the commenters are targeting what they perceive to be a ‘feminist agenda’. This is because Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane (AKA Batwoman) makes a few quips in the trailer that appear to espouse feminist values. When Luke Fox remarks on how the Batman suit is “literal perfection”, Kane humorously responds, “It will. When it fits a woman”.
The first comment on display, which has grabbed a 7.5k likes, complains, ““It will. When it fits a woman.” That’s it. Totally ruined. So cringey.”
When Batwoman is mistaken for Batman, she says “I’m not about to let a man take credit for a woman’s work”. This is perhaps the second-largest thing that has riled up commenters.
In response to this, a commenter posted, “Can’t let a man take credit for a women’s job. 1. Steels suite 2. Takes cave 3. Takes gear Yeah…… that makes sense”.
As is usually the case, reaction and response videos have also popped up on YouTube, labelling Batwoman as cringeworthy and ‘SJW garbage’. Basically, just another day on the internet!
But there has been some positive feedback for the Batwoman trailer. Beyond the Trailer‘s Grace Randolph gave a positive review, praising the ‘Gotham’ feel of the series and how it feels “very Batman“. Meanwhile, she hopes it will focus as much on the character’s skill-set as her personal relationships.
One of the show’s writers, Natalie Abrams, has also expressed her enthusiasm for Batwoman on Twitter, remarking that as a “Jewish lesbian, [she’s] beyond proud to see a character like [herself] on TV — and even more lucky to be writing for her.”
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) May 17, 2019
Look out for Batwoman when it airs on the CW on December 9th this year!
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