Superman is an iconic figure who has been a role model to many men and women throughout the
generations. In the new season, Superman’s love interest is a man who cared for him after he had a breakdown.
This shift is good for the present moment for multiple reasons :
1) Representation of what is happening right now
It is no secret that people have different sexual preferences and this ranges from being pansexual to sapiosexual to heterosexual. Coming back to Superman this allows the viewers to see themselves in Superman or Jay Nakamura ( His love interest ).
2) It’s relatable
By nature, we are all social beings and belonging is a primal need therefore through seeing what’s
happening in this world on a tv show people are more likely to not feel as lonely as they did initially.
With the twist on the plot, this could be a new cultural phenomenon meaning people with different ethnic, cultural, and religious beliefs will be able to come together because the concept of the storyline isn’t limited which makes it more relatable.
On the other hand, it’s also important to pay attention to the other side of the coin regarding Superman’s Sexuality.
Superman who is white is in a relationship with Jay Nakamura who is Asian and that normalizes people of different races and cultures together. Still to this day, we have people who do not believe in interracial relationships, and they have an Iconic Figure like SuperMan date outside of his race this will make many people comfortable with their preferences in terms of relationships.
2) Friction in households
Some households are not comfortable with bringing topics such as sex up because it is seen as dirty, perverse, and sinful
Some people have had uncomfortable experiences while expressing their sexual feelings or even coming out. For example, someone could have been reprimanded immensely, and seeing people living out their truth could create resentment within their spirits
Superman is an iconic figure and a lot of people who are part of the older generation will be unhappy with the presentation because it distorts the image they had of him in their head. If the masses are against it a forced shut down of the show could happen, or maybe the ratings of the show could be
lowered forcing them to restructure the storyline to meet the needs of the audience.