DID YOU KNOW?
Steven Universe is a coming-of-age series that encompasses a lot of themes: love, family, and friendship above all else. But while these are essential values present in almost every cartoon shows, there is no denying that society still has a long way to go. Yes, there are far more pressing and intricate matters to talk about. And the show's creator, Rebecca Sugar, knows this better than a lot of her contemporaries. In fact, Steven Universe has been widely acclaimed for touching on important topics that reach far beyond the surface level. One of which is its handling of gender and sexuality issues. Did you know that the show contains LGBT themes? If you've been a fan of the best Cartoon Network shows, this may not come as a surprise. But if you're just looking for a new series to binge, then perhaps this is another reason for you to watch Steven Universe.
Want proof? Well, there's actually a plethora of Steven Universe episodes that feature queer moments. There's the magical process called Fusion. This process allows Crystal Gems to physically and mentally connect their bodies to form a new and different entity. If you wonder how this is considered a queer moment, then watch the show. There's also the episode where Steven Universe, the show's young male protagonist, performs a female pop song, clad in feminine clothes. But the one the stands out the most? The episode that showed same-sex marriage. That one garnered applause from audience and critics alike for making a groundbreaking history. Now, are you convinced?