According to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law director Kat Coiro, in addition to “trolling the trolls”, a secondary goal of Marvel’s latest Disney Plus series was to present a story “about a woman navigating sex, but also make it something that everybody can enjoy, including children.”
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Coiro provided this insight into her and her team’s intent with the Jade Giantess during a ‘post-game’ interview given to Polygon following the airing of She-Hulk‘s first season finale.
Therein the director explained that not only did the series’ production team set out to, as previously affirmed by series head writer Jessica Gao’s, focus their story on the “smaller moments [of a superhero’s life] and being able to see a superhero coming home and kicking her shoes off after a long day at work,” but to also address what they perceived as a societal “fear around sex and around the idea of sex positivity.”
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“So it was our job to keep having the conversation,” she said. “We wanted to say, Look, she’s a woman in her 30s navigating modern life; sex is a part of that story, and [ask] how far could we go.”
“I know it’s something that’s very important to [star Tatiana Maslany], this idea of sex positivity and kind of smashing the rules when it comes to women and the way that they’re perceived,” Coiro added. “A lot of the conversations about sexualization in the show came from Tatiana, and were with Tatiana.”
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To this end, the director concluded that the team “wanted to make it realistic, and about a woman navigating sex, but also make it something that everybody can enjoy, including children, because there is an element of the show that is really fun for young people.”
Though Coiro offered no further insight into the series’ direction, she did end her time with Polygon by speculating to the Jennifer Walters’ larger MCU future.
“Two of the things that really stood out to me from this season were Jennifer and Bruce’s chemistry and Jennifer and Matt Murdock’s chemistry,” she teased. “I know that Daredevil has an 18-episode show coming out, so I could definitely see our She-Hulk appearing there.”
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“And then there seem to be hints that there might be some Hulk movies, and I could definitely see She-Hulk joining Hulk and in whatever adventures he’s gonna go on next,” she said. “But you know that that really is a mystery. And only KEVIN has the answer.”
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