Charmed Reboot Will Focus On LGBT Representation, Fighting Toxic Masculinity

At first the media blamed “straight white males” for all the ills of entertainment and the box office failures of so-called “progressive” reboots. But now it appears the straight white females are giving the “progressive “Social Justice Warriors and the accompanying Rainbow Reich a bit of a run for their money. Just recently Anita Sarkeesian culture-checked Joss Whedon for rebooting Buffy The Vampire Slayer as a more SJW-friendly show featuring a black lead actress, and one of the former actresses of the CW show Charmed is culture-checking the new showrunners for the reboot that race-swapped the characters and decided to focus on fighting the “patriarchy” and using their magic against “toxic masculinity”.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the first episode for the Charmed reboot, set to debut on October 14th, 2018 this fall on the CW Network. Back in January of 2018 it did receive the best of receptions from former Charmed star, Holly Marie Combs, who also worked as a producer.

The show has been promoted as having a “feminist” twist that focuses on the girls beating up men and fighting for social justice, which is identical to what the original show was. This also received a sardonic reply from Combs.

The new showrunners basically tried to salvage the wreck of throwing the old cast and crew under the bus, claiming that their new take is designed to be a feminist empowerment show, with executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman stating…

“The original was so much about female empowerment and sisterhood and strong women taking over the world and I feel like that’s what we need right now, it felt like a good time to get back to that and show women kicking ass.”

Apparently Urman doesn’t watch (or stream) any of today’s shows because you’ll be hard pressed to find any single night time drama that doesn’t feature a woman “kicking ass”.

As noted in the Hollywood Reporter article, the first episode was aired in its entirety during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and it focused on the girls being Social Justice Warriors in a fight against “toxic masculinity” and “sexual harassment”…

“The biggest response came during moments when one of the female stars fought back against toxic masculinity and sexual harassment, of which there were many.”

The main villain sounds like it’s going to be President Donald Trump – in fact, the article insinuates that Trump becoming President of the United States is what unlocked the girl’s powers so that they could… fight back?

You can check out the trailer below.

You know things are bad when even a majority of female viewers didn’t like the trailer.

So now the show doesn’t have the blessings of one of its cast members (and producer), and the feedback from the audience isn’t all that positive. It sounds like a ratings disaster in the works… or in the wise words of the first rule of Anti-SocJus:


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