‘She-Ra’: Noelle Stevenson on Making Her Lead Character Gay and Inspiring a Generation

I can’t tell you I knew anything about the character known as She-Ra or her princesses of power.

And, really, neither did “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” creator Noelle Stevenson at the outset.

Stevenson admitted she was born too early to engage with the headdress-wearing, cape-rocking Greek goddess, who became successful in her own right after being spun-off from the popular hero known as He-Man in 1985.But despite never engaging with the property in the moment, Stevenson says She-Ra was “baked into the zeitgeist.” So when she started working on her first show, the animated “Wander Over Yonder,” she found herself working with a group of “Masters of the Universe” fans, putting this character, whom Stevenson only knew by name, into her orbit.

The place that it holds in our imaginations, even with people who didn’t grow up with it fascinated her, Stevenson told IndieWire.


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