‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Adds Non-Binary Character to Season 4

Collider | 10/21/2019 | Gregory Lawrence
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In addition to being critically acclaimed, Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, an animated take on the He-Man universe, has earned a reputation for social progressivism, particularly in its positive representation of LGBTQ relationships in children’s media. For its upcoming fourth season, which debuts on November 5, She-Ra is adding a regular non-binary character to the crew, voiced by non-binary actor, writer, and activist Jacob Tobia (Transparent).

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Tobia made the announcement on Netflix’s LGBTQ-focused Instagram account, @Prism. They stated that “having non-binary representation in animated shows for young folks is just so vital because young people today are already understanding that gender is diverse and a broad spectrum from a super early age. It’s about time that the shows that we’re making for young people reflect the world as they understand it.” The children are indeed our future, and it’s downright inspiring to hear Tobia and the rest of the She-Ra team’s focus on making their future — and frankly their present — as bright and encompassing as possible.

As reported by Deadline, Tobia’s character is Double Trouble, a non-binary shape-shifting mercenary who can “magically transform themselves into any person they see and has a soul of a thespian, spending hours in ‘character study’ trying to perfectly mimic their target.” Or, as...
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