- Jul 29, 2016
That is correct.If I am getting you right, the concern is more about how overtly political the ideology of a new Buffy would be, and that it would make use of race to represent that ideology in a hamfisted way.
It doesn't have to be. The more someone's race is talked about, the bigger an issue it becomes. If black Buffy is just treated like a normal person eg where her race isn't a topic of conversation, then it's treating being black as just as normal as being white. It's an acceptance of Buffy's race because there's no big deal being made over it.But that race is immaterial is more of a lovely theory than a practical reality.
I think it would be good if they had black Buffy live with her dad and make him a cop. It gives a difference from the original plus not only would Buffy have to hide being a slayer but she's also got to do it in front of someone who is trained and experienced in people trying to hide the truth. Once black Buffy's dad does learn the truth, they could kind of work together eg he'd likely get called to strange deaths such as someone found dead with two holes in their neck or someone with their heart ripped out etc.How a black Buffy would be characterized I’ll leave up to the future to tell, but I am sure that both her race and gender will play a part, just like with current Buffy, to hopefully make an interesting human character told in a compelling manner for a wide audience.
It would give a parental figure more of an active role within the story rather than just being an inconvenience to the main characters.