I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time, but life has been taking me for quite a loop of late! That being said, let’s talk a little more about Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
If you recall, I had previously written an article praising this show for having a virgin male superhero. And now, sadly, I must take all of that praise back.
In the third season finale, Clark had been forced to decide between the people of Earth or the people of Krypton. In the end, he chose to protect Krypton, leaving his friends, family, and fiancée, Lois, behind.
The fourth season pilot goes more in depth with Clark’s new world and responsibilities. Namely, having to marry for politics. And after they marry? Why, they must go to the bedroom suite, of course! Tradition and future babies, ho!
Instead of doing any sort of intimate play, they awkwardly stand away from each other and chat. About both being virgins. Why? Oh, this is the kicker. His wife explains it’s because they’re both Kryptonian. It’s a Krypton thing, you see. To save yourself for the one you love.
I’m not sure if the writers meant for this to be a huge retcon on their take of Clark Kent or just adding to what they’d already envisioned for him from the start. What I can be sure of is that it left me with anger deep down in the pit of my stomach.
Superman saved himself for the woman he loved… but don’t worry, kiddies. He’s not a man. He’s a Kryptonian.