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For anyone who isn't familiar, The Boys is about a world where some people are given superpowers, but most of them are just awful people who use their powers to benefit themselves however they want. It's a pretty vile show, full of men taking advantage of their power in ways that go far beyond anything in the real world, all kinds of disgusting sexual content, and the main villain is on the path to becoming a version of Trump but if he had the powers of Superman.

I wouldn't recommend the show, but I still get a kick out of the wild storylines where the abusive men frequently end up with terrible outcomes due to their bad decisions, and the way the show mocks corporate America with its fake progressive messaging when all they care about is profit.

Anyway, I got a pretty big laugh from the recent episode where the show's version of Aquaman is trying to get his wife to incorporate a sea creature into their sex life and she refuses, demanding to know how long he's been having sex with "it" without her knowing.

Responding just like a TIM accused of a crime, he seizes the opportunity to take offense that someone misgendered the female animal and says his wife needs to "get your pronouns right".

I'm not sure if the writers intended to mock trans ideology, or the inevitable way that men take advantage of any new social concept and use it as a weapon. But it was still great to see the "my pronouns!" defense get mocked like that.

For anyone who isn't familiar, The Boys is about a world where some people are given superpowers, but most of them are just awful people who use their powers to benefit themselves however they want. It's a pretty vile show, full of men taking advantage of their power in ways that go far beyond anything in the real world, all kinds of disgusting sexual content, and the main villain is on the path to becoming a version of Trump but if he had the powers of Superman. I wouldn't recommend the show, but I still get a kick out of the wild storylines where the abusive men frequently end up with terrible outcomes due to their bad decisions, and the way the show mocks corporate America with its fake progressive messaging when all they care about is profit. Anyway, I got a pretty big laugh from the recent episode where the show's version of Aquaman is trying to get his wife to incorporate a sea creature into their sex life and she refuses, demanding to know how long he's been having sex with "it" without her knowing. Responding just like a TIM accused of a crime, he seizes the opportunity to take offense that someone misgendered the female animal and says his wife needs to "get your pronouns right". I'm not sure if the writers intended to mock trans ideology, or the inevitable way that men take advantage of any new social concept and use it as a weapon. But it was still great to see the "my pronouns!" defense get mocked like that.

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I haven’t gotten to the new season yet but of all the characters to pull that it’s perfect that it is The Deep. Rapists care more about pronouns than being rapists after all.

Yeah, you're right! Often the most sexist and dangerous men hide behind this movement

Yeah, they do a good job of satire on both sides. However, I don't like how they've turned the Deep into a comedy character and how many people watching the show want his redemption. Like Homelander is shown as the villain he is but a guy who assaults the main character is allowed to be funny? I've seen comments saying that they hate his wife more than him like really? As someone who went through something similar to Starlight, I wish he got the fate that Stormfront got, being beaten up brutally and ultimately die pathetically. Funny how the female villain is given a brutal fate but all the male villains get to parade around. I get that they're going for satire with him but because the show is created by men it also comes off disingenuous for me.

They are definitely making fun of the pronoun stuff and woke stuff for sure though.

I think the show was mocked recently for “making fun of trumpers” when imo I thought they weren’t limiting their mocking to the right wing. Perhaps this is a confirmation of that?

A huge chunk of the second episode is set in Brave Maeve's Inclusive Kingdom and is a savage mockup of corporate LGBT branding. The show satirizes both liberals and conservatives in equal measure and I do recommend it, as long as you don't mind a ton of gore and nudity. I really can't watch any superhero movie without thinking of this series, because it does such a great job of turning the hero genre on its head.

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Inclusive Quesadillas

Intersectional Nachos

Systemically Oppressed Tacos

BLM BLTs

WOKE WOK

LBGTurkey LEGS

Hamburger with a donut for a bun!?

They make fun of everyone

They absolutely do. I feel like they're getting bolder with skewering self-proclaimed progressives. They went after people profiting off racial tensions in the wake of George Floyd through the character of A-Train, with his desperate re-branding with the Black Panther-inspired costume and proclamations of antiracism he used to bully the corporation to keep him on the team.

And with the character of Starlight, they went after the relentless sexualization of any and all famous women.

It's not a perfect show but so far it's offered the most trenchant criticism of social media grifting and manipulation by huge corporations I've encountered on TV.

Cobra Kai (amazing show) did it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z7blevY2Ys

"I am Asexual." Yea, he is "a sexual" too!

Even the idea to dress up as female to cheat at a sporting competition, but then not doing it because it's just too stupid.

I just watched it yesterday and I laughed when he said that, it sounded to me like they were trying to make fun of pronouns bs. But I'm not completely sure.

I haven't gotten to the third season, but it's on my list. Mostly because I have a thing for Jack Quaid, but I do appreciate some good dark comedy. I'll keep an eye out for this scene.

ways that go far beyond anything in the real world

Remarkable