Wonder Egg Priority #04 — Boy Hell and Girl Hell

February 2nd, 2021




The idol stuff didn't get any better this week. It may have actually gotten slightly worse with the sacrifice being shrugged off as nothing, the two girls 'saving the day' by being fangirling extra hard, and being fixed/growing by… redirecting their fandom to other people before being booted out of purgatory or hell or whatever. The second half of the episode also got a bit weird. Not only was it kind of floundering, but it decided to start throwing things out like "Oh, there's a boy hell and a girl hell because of all those EMOTIONS girls have." I don't even know where to begin to parse that. We'll see where things go from here now that the band's all together, I guess.

The main focus of the episode though was the new girl who apparently keeps being mistaken for a boy and having girls aggressively come on to her who is apparently stuck fighting an endless parade of train molesters. Once or twice, sure, thematic. But she's three for three, which is getting a little silly, and six for six if you also count the protagonists and another fairly weird conversation about how sexy her neck is. I feel like there's a little bit of mixed message there with the first one about a girl who was shamed by her parents for not letting herself be molested for the betterment of the family, who then proceeded to let herself be molested to kill the monster. That scene both over-objectified her and didn't give her enough agency to really show her taking control over it, just letting herself be molested for revenge instead of… uh… her dad's job? 

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • jgoi says:

    Ah, a new excuse for “girls should only get intimate with girls” that 2010s moe is always pushing.

    • Fede says:

      I don’t think so, they have made it clear that momoe is straight.
      She wants to be seen as a girl, but due to her appearance she was always perceived as a tomboy who had to fill the role of a white knight this is not about gender but about looks. But she never liked that role for example Momoe was noticeably uncomfortable every time girls confessed to. Her friend from the flashback forced her to have relations with her, but surely momoe at some point got fed up and rejected her which led to her suicide. also “Adam’s apples are sexy” isn’t a lesbian remark to make.

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    I read the title of this article and was expecting a Futurama reference.