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Is Making Sokka Much less ‘Sexist’?!?
1/29/2024 8:25 PM PT
Sokka from Nickelodeon’s ‘Avatar’ existing is going to be a lil’ quite loads of in Netflix’s are residing-action model when it debuts next month … and that contains loads much less woman-hating, it appears to be like.
Ian Ousely — the actor who’s been tapped to play staunch Sokka for the streaming large’s rob on the appreciated keen series — spilled the beans to EW this week when it comes to clarifying how his iteration of one among the major characters will stand except for what fans remember.
He explained … “I wished to create obvious Sokka is comical. There’s extra weight with realism in every technique.” His costar Kiawentiio (who plays Sokka’s sister, Katara, in Netflix’s existing) chimed in to determined up which parts of the comic strip didn’t work so successfully in staunch life.
She interjected with … “I fetch love we also took out the component of how sexist [Sokka] became. I fetch love there own been a quantity of moments within the original existing that own been iffy.”
To that, Ousley agreed in this interview … happening to teach, “Yeah, entirely. There are things that own been redirected appropriate on account of it could per chance per chance play somewhat otherwise [in live action].” EW also points out what diehards of the animation already know … particularly, that Sokka is, genuinely, very sexist as a character in direction of the initiate — but that, finally, he outgrows that in his arc.
Emphasis on that last section, specially. You gaze… Sokka’s sexism is a key character flaw that he has to old fashioned previous all at some stage within the OG series … one thing fans are keenly attentive to, which is why they’re pissed that it be now being published Netflix is altering this major detail.
It is likely you’ll per chance per chance hop into the “Sokka” vogue appropriate now on X to behold how offended/upset all people appears to be like to be that the Sokka they know — erroneous and in need of humbling, which continually made for mammoth/hilarious moments within the original — is now now not going to be expose in this are residing remake.
That also kinda deflates the buzz fans had with the fact Netflix’s model definitely *looked* loads love the comic strip … which had many believing it could per chance per chance be extra faithful to the provide field cloth. It appears to be like, now now not that faithful. Seems Sokka became too problematic for Netflix.
Womp, womp … 😑