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‘You Go, Girl!’ – SheZow set to launch in the UK

SheZow, a children’s animation series which follows the adventures of young boy who morphs into a kickass superhero girl to fight crime, will air in the UK.

A children’s animation series which follows the adventures of young boy who morphs into a kickass superhero girl to fight crime will begin to air in the UK later this year.

SheZow

Guy is described as a lovable yet mischievous tween who hates responsibility. he puts on his aunt’s rings and becomes SheZow.

SheZow, which will be shown on BSkyB, centres around 12-year-old schoolboy Guy Hamdon. His aunt dies and leaves him a magic ring that causes him to change identity whilst shouting, ‘You go, girl!’Appropriately, SheZow comes complete with her own recognisable costume: a purple skirt and white go-go boots. She’s also kitted out with an arsenal of gadgets, including laser lipstick and vanishing cream.

Shezow

SheZow has big hair, high heeled go-go boots and she-mazing superpowers like mega strength and she-riffic speed.

When the show was picked up in the US, chief executive of US cable network The Hub, Margaret Loesch said, ‘When I first heard about the show, my reaction was: ‘Are you out of your minds?’ Then I looked at it and I thought: “This is just funny.’ On the flipside, an article by the Daily Mail quoted American author Ben Shapiro as saying, ‘Nothing says ‘child appropriate’ quite like gender-bending underage superheroes.’

GLAAD responded to Shapiro’s article, saying, ‘This … article is just a laughable  attempt at attention seeking, comparable to Jerry Falwell attacking the Teletubbies, and demonstrates a profound ignorance of transgender people since  this show doesn’t include any.’

SheZow, which was commisioned in Australia, has been showing regularly on Network Ten since December 2012.

 

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