I left this thread a little while ago to put on Swamp Thing. Swamp Thing. I want to emphasize what I was watching. I enjoyed the first episode so I decided to watch the next one. And what happens?
Abby, the protagonist, wakes up at her female friend's house. Instead of finding her friend downstairs, she sees another woman. Surprise! Abby's friend is a lesbian. In an interracial lesbian relationship, no less. And just in case it wasn't already spelled out as plain as day for the viewer, the director takes time out of the scene to show the two lesbians kissing. And then the conversation ACTUALLY relevant to the story is allowed to continue. Let me ask you here, how was this moment between two lesbian side characters relevant to the plot of Swamp Thing?
I can't enjoy any new media now without wondering when the identity politics will present themselves. Anytime I feel like I'm safe from the virtue signalling, I'm greeted by another Voltron, another Swamp Thing, another Korra, another Loud House, etc. At some point, the media will find a way to remove my immersion by way of intersectional flag waving. It never ends. Never. This is where the divisiveness comes from. It's like a leaking sink with water drops incessantly pounding away at the basin.