The Owl House: A Breath of Fresh Air for TV

The Owl House is amazing and I think everyone should watch it. I was told to watch this and I’m glad I did! It’s a breath of fresh air for viewers. It has a character that is OPENLY bi and showing a female crushing on another female. As well as using a metaphor for depression or perhaps another mental illness in it. I know I basically spoiled what this article is about but I thought that would be easy and we’ll be delving into it in more depth and talking about WHY it’s so awesome these are included.

Basic Plot for The Owl House

Luz Noceda is a teenage human girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to another world. When on the Boiling Isles, she befriends the rebellious witch Eda and her adorable demon roommate named King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch. She becomes Eda’s apprentice at the Owl House. She ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting.

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Okay, so first, the openly bisexual-ness and gayness that is in the show.

Luz has shown she’s attracted to male characters in the show. In the two most recent episodes, “Enchanting Grom Fright” and “Wing It Like Witches,” a relationship between Luz and the recurring female character Amity is explored. It is revealed that Amity had intentions to ask Luz to Grom, and the two share a dance together.

Amity was first shown to be an antagonist but her redemption arc has been improving. The two have a sorta friendship with Amity majorly crushing on Luz and Luz being oblivious.

Series creator Dana Terrace substantiated viewers’ theories on Twitter that this was indeed a portrayal of an LGBTQ relationship. Also, something that some Disney leaders weren’t always keen on having in the show.

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In [development] I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I’m a horrible liar so sneaking it in would’ve been hard,” Terrace wrote. “When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could not represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the channel.” And then it went ahead with approval!

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Good thing it did. The fandom has exploded and MORE fans have come aboard the shipping of Luz/Amity. The show really wouldn’t be the same without it. I can’t wait to see their relationship explored and good on them for showing it’s okay to like/love/crush on more than one gender! As a grey asexual, I love seeing more than the typical hetero relationships shown. I love to love and want it for everyone!

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Eda’s Curse Is Totally a Metaphor For Depression or a type of Mental Illness

While watching episode 4, the first thing that came to my head when Eda was explaining her curse was mental health. Is it supposed to be a metaphor for that or just chronic illness in general? She needs to take medicine daily or she loses control of herself. I’ve met so many people that have to take pills or medicines to be stable and not become a “monster”. Things like depression, bipolar, BPD and more. Our brains don’t make the chemicals needed so we have to buy store-bought.

Eda is known as “The Owl Lady” due to having been cursed by her sister, Lilith, to become a giant feral owl-like creature known as the Owl Beast. Eda managed to counter this with an elixir that prevents her from transforming, but as the show goes on, it works less and less. She kept her curse a secret from her roommate, King until she got loose in the house when she was cursed.

Personally, I love that they’ve included this. It could mean something totally different but I wasn’t the only person who thought it was a metaphor so that makes me think it’s possible.

It’s not without it’s controversy though…

One Million Moms, which regularly launches campaigns against questionable media content, started a petition, calling on Disney Channel to cancel the show, which premiered on January 10th.

Since launching the campaign, more than 16,000 people have signed in support of cancelling the show produced by Dana Terrace, who has also worked on the shows, “Gravity Falls” and “Duck Tales.”

Though I don’t agree with the website and think the show is beautiful and amazing, I thought it was interesting to include and see what others opinions were.

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Have you seen the owl house? What did/do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

As always,

Keep Smiling!

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