Thank you all for the great feedback! You’ve given me new perspective on how to market this.
The project is a parody of the Avengers, and the superhero genre as a whole. We do poke fun at superhero tropes, such as tragic backstories (if you don’t come with one already, SHIELD will give you an adorable puppy and then take it away). the plight of a superhero love interest (you’ll get dumped in a pointless attempt to save your life, get kidnapped anyway, and then disappear from the narrative), and we do make fun of things like society’s dependence on memes as a method of communication, men’s fear of tampons, and Insane Clown Posse.
But it’s gentle fun. We’re not edgy or subversive, we mock with affection for the source material. I think that’s more what I’m getting at. Right now, we’re at a point where audiences that have never had anything made for them/by them are finally getting traction, and we’re over here being goofy.
I’ve always believed that while there’s nothing that’s not been said, it hasn’t been said by YOU so paint your picture, write your story, etc. (Okay I am actually paraphrasing Stephen Sondheim but still).
Bri, in terms of diversity behind and in front of the camera, I’m a woman, my co creator is Hispanic, although you can’t tell from his name, and while our other producer is a white guy, he is hearing impaired, and we make a point of captioning all our videos. We tried very hard to get a diverse cast (that could be another discussion topic!).
Again thank you to all for the feedback.