I don’t hate lesbians. I don’t hate lolis. But I can’t suspend my disbelief far enough to get excited about loli lesbians.
I was a little suspicious when I saw the basic character design. The girls range from barely pubescent to 20 years old, and they all have too-good-to-be-true bodies that don’t even look human. Re-L Mayer was also too good to be true, but at least she looked like a supermodel version of the singer from Evanescence.
These girls are in high school. Assume they’re 16 or 17. They fell in love years ago, apparently pre-puberty. They were in some kind of struggle to survive, they were separated, but they kept true love alive in their hearts for all these years…
News flash, guys. I could possibly believe in a lesbian romance between high school girls. There is no way in hell I can suspend my disbelief far enough to imagine that prepubescent girls fall in lesbian love and are serious enough to remember it years later. And if they were loyal to each other out of the need to survive, they wouldn’t be sexually attracted to each other. They might have PTSD, they might act like former child soldiers, but they wouldn’t be lipstick lesbians. I can’t suspend disbelief far enough for that.
I was hoping for a decent steampunk, or electropunk, or dieselpunk, or something. In fact, we have a harem of lolis, and the star is a superheroine in the Batman mold. That is to say, she doesn’t have mutant superpowers, she just has enough luck, serendipity, and plot armor to go toe-to-toe with Batman and fight him to a draw.
She would be a ridiculous Mary Sue even if she weren’t a lesbian. But in fact, she’s a lesbian, and the target audience of this show gets excited about the thought.
Here’s a nastygram from the real world: women are full of drama, and lesbians have all the drama of a standard woman, plus BONUS DRAMA. If you’re a man, you don’t want a lesbian in real life. They are seriously not worth the trouble, not even if they offer a threesome with their girlfriend.