By "they" I meant Noelle the writing team. Pretty sure Noelle wasn't the only cook in the kitchen.
What is easier for an audience to understand? Two adopted sisters turned into tragic mortal enemies or whatever the hell >>127078716
is? The later is going to appeal to a more niche demographic than the former. The former can be easily grasped by most people around the world because it's a timeless narrative, the latter needs mental gymnastics and probably a gender studies degree.
"Straight people have trouble wrapping their heads around the nature of a lesbian or Sapphic relationship in any way." my ass, this is some overcomplicated "lefty meme" shit pure and simple. >And I think that was the plan for Catra and Adora from the very beginning. It was just revealed at the last second because they couldn't get away by having the relationship in the first episodes. After you had the wheels in motion, she could drop all pretenses and reveal it for what it was.
I agree, the Princess Prom just confirms this was in the works since S1. The whole thing about them being "sisters" was a trojan horse argument to get it past the suits.