#TVTuesday: Queer Kid Stuff Breaks Down “Steven Universe”
“In my humble opinion, ‘Steven Universe’ is the best show on television,” says Lindsay Amer.
Steven Universe is a Cartoon Network show that follows a young boy named Steven who lives in the fictional town of Beach City with the Crystal Gems: Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. The “Crystal Gems” are three humanoid aliens – and Steven, being half-Gem, helps the Gems protect the world. Steven Universe premiered on November 4, 2013 and is the first show to be solely created by a woman, Rebecca Sugar.
In its latest webisode, Queer Kid Stuff broke down the series (FYI: QKS is a brand new channel, starring Lindsay Amer, and her best stuffed animal friend, Teddy. They talk about topics like: non binary genders, marriage equality, and feminism in an educational, informative, and fun way!)
“In my humble opinion, ‘Steven Universe’ is the best show on television ? kid’s show or not,” says Lindsay. “It’s also the only show for kids I’ve ever come across that directly depicts queer characters, has wacky adventure storylines with badass female leads, and it’s on Cartoon Network. I cannot undersell this show and that’s why I wanted to make a video about it. I love pop culture and I wish there were more queer kid’s shows like Steven Universe out there for me to talk about because queer visibility is so key. It’s why I started making this series in the first place.”
Watch Queer Kids Stuff discuss Steven Universe in an educational, informative, and (most importantly) fun way down below!
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