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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 

Batwoman TV show flops on its 2nd episode in ratings

The new Batwoman TV series took a huge nose dive with its 2nd episode alone. A pretty steep drop from the premiere, that's for sure. One of the reasons why is because star Ruby Rose just had to open her big mouth and insult a potential supply of audience that might've ensured ratings were better - at least if there were any story quality - if she'd had to audacity to just keep quiet:
The Orange Is The New Black star had also been slammed for ‘not being lesbian enough’ to play the first LGBTQ lead in a live-action superhero series but the 33-year-old star has reminded fans that ‘the show is not about a gay superhero, it’s about a superhero’.

‘Some people might not see themselves on the screen and therefore not see the point. But there’s obviously plenty of shows for people like that. There’s plenty of shows for white old men,’ the outspoken actress said.

Her being gay, it’s definitely part of who she is, and it’s definitely part of the story and establishing why she’s not in the military anymore.

‘But the show is not about a gay superhero. It’s about a superhero.’
I'm sorry, but it's no use. No matter what she says, there's only so many products like her program where homosexuality is largely all it's about, and indeed, she's talking out of both sides of her mouth. And virtue-signaling by insulting whites will not win her any more audience than the leftists who may have already attacked her for not being enough of a lesbian, which was clearly just an excuse to antagonize somebody for the sake of antagonism.

But lesbian or not, I still don't see why she has to look so unattractive, and her attitude - which in the past would've been seen as a serious PR mistake - has obviously already cost her some viewership. To maintain as best a ratings reception as possible, you can't go around alienating any segment of your audience or act as though the production can literally rely on just a small portion of any part of the population. Yet this is how today's showbiz industry operates, and it's only driven down the quality of art all the more.

And it looks like this series builds on the premise used in the comics that the character was an army reject, making it a political statement about the military, even though that's been far from an issue for years, so the program's already out of date. Besides, the whole role of Batwoman became irrelevant ever since Barbara Gordon as Batgirl became the leading lady protagonist in Batman comics in the late 60s, and her role was developed far better than Greg Rucka's cynical excuse for making statements that would work better as independent comics, and this scrap pile of a TV show.

At this point, it's clear the DC movie and TV adaptations have become as politicized as Marvel's soon look to be, and it's a waste of time to bother about any of them.

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