20 Facts About Amazon Prime’s New Hit The Boys
It’s low-key feminist
The original comics were a little harsh, but in light of today’s society and women’s equality movements, the character of Starlight was altered for the show a bit to be more of a feminist icon. Her original super suit is very modest, and while it allows her the movement she needs to save the world, it doesn’t overly sexualize her. However, when her press handlers design her a new incredibly sexualized suit, she fights them on it before accepting defeat and wearing the new suit. Yet she makes it a point to tell a young girl wearing a costume of the original to keep that one rather than saving money for the new one. Starlight also beat up some attempted rapists, and she wasn’t afraid to come forward about her own sexual assault at the hands of another super.