LOOK AT THIS! Rebecca Sugar was featured in this amazing article by Variety! Sugar talks about the inspiration from Steven Universe, based on not having a gender neutral show that she herself could watch while growing up. This article is great, packed with so many people that have done amazing work this year. Sugar is just one of many, so please read the full article and check out the other creatives listed. But hey, if you don't have the time, here's Sugar's piece.
Age: 29; Creator, “Steven Universe”
Sugar, a veteran of “Adventure Time,” brought “Steven Universe” to life in 2013, becoming Cartoon Network’s first female series creator. The show explores relationships, similar to many kids shows, but “Steven” is inclusive of the LGBTQ community. The writing and quality of the show have earned it a devout fan base. “It’s been so overwhelming. Because the show is so personal and the crew and I put so much into these characters, I am astounded about how many people connect with us,” she says. “Cartoons are expected to be gendered and I think that’s a shame. That’s something that made me feel strange when I was growing up. I didn’t like the shows that were for little girls, I wasn’t supposed to like the boys’ shows. I wanted something like this.”
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