Disney's last experiment: How would a world be without men and dominated by women?

The imagination has opened a space for the issues on what would happen if the order is changed through which the world is governed. Different distopies have i

Disney's last experiment: How would a world be without men and dominated by women?

The imagination has opened a space for the issues on what would happen if the order is changed through which the world is governed. Different distopies have illustrated these scenarios: animals that take control of a farm, firefighters that cause fires to end the books, humans created in genetically modified and modified crops according to the social class they will occupy, a global infertility that keeps women as slaves Sexual ... But, what would happen in the world if the men disappeared from the face of the earth and the control were exclusive of women?

The answer, or at least the possibility is in Y: the last man, the new series of Hulu that on Wednesday, September 22, premieres Disney +. An adaptation of the DC comic saga with the same name, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia War between 2002 and 2008. Imagine an apocalyptic post where a cataclysm ends all mammals with a chromosome and, except for a man And his pet (a monkey who always accompanies him, as a framework and amediation), and addresses a society where women struggle to rebuild the identities and restore the social system.

"It is an updated version of the comic. The creators themselves were very generous when we said: 'We write this 20 years ago, now is yours. And that is what we did, give it our own turn," he explains in conversation with the world Eliza Clark , Showrunner of the series. When her current husband gave him the books in 2009, she did not stop asking to what extent the genre and the chromosomes are different from each other: "I wanted to write a story that explored femininity, masculinity and humanity around These concepts ".

The key to adaptation was not marking limits to diversity. Play with the variety of "beautiful and interesting" spectra that encompasses identity, according to the production company. "Human beings like to create categories to better understand our world, but they are usually oppressive, I wanted to escape the binary categories," says she.

All the theme is addressed from a feminist perspective, but with a focus on human behavior and barriers that socially species are socially imposed. "One of the main issues posed is who you are without the oppressive system imposing it," says the protagonist of fiction, Ashley Romans. With the extinction of almost all men and the collapse of the social system, the survivors feel that they have lost the connection with themselves and women begin to take control of their own narrative and their lives.

With this, a criticism is also made to the role of female in the perpetuation of these roles, according to Clark: "They also sustain the systems of oppression, the white supremacy and the patriarchy. Unraddening this procedure is going to be a very hard work" . She and she adds: "I am feminist, but my point of view is that human beings are defective, although they are able to change."

Y: The last man not only explores the man / woman binomial, he also addresses US politics, characterized by two very marked spectra: Democrat or Republican. The producer tells that some characters in the series, despite following the same ideological current, have ways to see life completely different, according to her everything are nuances. "Power and hierarchy, in that type of systems work independently of the genre. Creating a method that has people at the top and people at the base," she says.

The series will consist of, at least, five seasons and this first is only the advancement of an idea that will be crumbled throughout the chapters. A vision whose objective is to decipher to what extent it can be reached when the schemes are broken. Therefore, the right question is: What would happen if people take control over their identity?

Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 05:18

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