Girls Are Not Their Target Audience

Girls Are Not Their Target Audience

It’s interesting to try to pinpoint exactly who these mega-corporations in entertainment are trying to sell to. Back when the first feminism craze really hit in the 90s, it made a little bit of sense with attractive girls doing awesome things.

Maybe it didn’t make physical sense that a little blonde girl could beat up all these dudes, but from an audience perspective, one can clearly see why everyone would want to tune into it. Pretty girls sell. Always have, always will.

But now, DC Comics and their cohorts have made a push in a different, stunninger and braver direction.

Stunningly and bravely not being relatable to any normal person, that is. It’s clear the target audience isn’t girls anymore, it’s mentally ill, overweight, diabetes-ridden, “don’t assume my gender”-ers.

Are there really enough of them to keep this business model going, though?

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  • Awake in the Night Lands Reply

    There’s not naturally enough of them, no. But “mentally ill, overweight, diabetes-ridden, “don’t assume my gender”-ers” are made and not born, so the wokerati calculate that they can manufacture enough of them to change the world.
    That’s what the all our education systems are now: assembly lines for churning out broken people who will pass their multiplexed disorders on to all who come under their influence or power.

    November 29, 2020 at 6:25 pm
  • MatterReaderLad Reply

    Another audience is likely the “look at me virtue signaling!” men who figure that calling themselves “feminists” might get them some action.

    November 29, 2020 at 9:49 pm
    • Nohbody Reply

      Or be useful as camouflage, given how many “male feminist” types tend to turn out to be sexual predators of one flavor or another.

      November 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm
  • Bonesaw Reply

    I’m sure their new audience will buy multiple copies of each comic, snap up any merchandise (who wouldn’t like a statue of that fat, dumpy, ugly dwarf adorning their bookshelf?) they produce, and generally be a cash cow.
    Oh wait. No. That was their original, loyal audience who they spurned and mocked for years.

    Enjoy obscurity, and ultimately unemployment, you talentless hacks who feel the need to ram your god awful politics into everything.

    November 30, 2020 at 1:58 am
  • Patrick McNally Reply

    Kids are not their target audience. It used to be that comics were written with children (mainly boys, though romance comics existed for girls) as the sole audience. Marvel in the 1960s began launching the idea that comics could weave together elements which would simultaneously appeal to new young readers while still holding interest for those who had aged.

    Today’s comics really are not at all about young readers. They are rather part of some older generation “conversation” where a small sector of the populace speaks to their navel. That has been showing bit by bit for a long time.

    Take the silly way of producing stories which are set in the character’s past. What purpose does Dan Slott serve in 2005 by cooking up a story which supposedly showed Spider-Man and the Human Torch inter-mixing way back in their early years, apart from conflicting with the actual continuity as it was laid out back then? The Spider-Man/ Human Torch #1 of 2005 doesn’t easily fit with the old plotlines, nor does it serve to launch a new teenage comic book series meant to appeal to young readers. It was just a weird exercise in nostalgia for older readers and came off awful. Aging boomers are the audience of today, not kids at all.

    November 30, 2020 at 8:56 am
  • Rhapsody The Blue Reply

    In Buffy’s defense, she was chosen by fate to be a Slayer which granted her supernatural strength and other RPG stats. The whole point of her character was to be a bit OP to get the job done.

    November 30, 2020 at 3:41 pm

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