Netflix’s ‘Q-Force’ entertains in spite of misleading expectations set by trailer

The animated show, focused on LGBTQIA+ characters, is generally a positive reflection of the community.

Written By Keairra Stanley, For The Globe

A new animated show known as “Q-Force” has blasted its way onto Netflix with its abundance of action, robot girlfriends, disguises and lots of gay pride.

Released on Sept. 2, “Q-Force” revolves around an agent named Steve MaryWeather. MaryWeather, who was top of his class, goes into obscurity after announcing he is gay.

His agent team consists of a drag queen named Twink who loves to party; an emo hacker named Stat who has a good heart but is willing to do bend the law (and loves Mountain Dew); the mom of the group, Deb, who has 12 rescue pitbulls and is the only one who married; and Buck, the self-proclaimed ‘babysitter’ of the group who is also dating a princess. They are all the underdogs of the story.

The agency they work for has little faith in them due to the fact they are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have been in obscurity for a decade. As a result, the agents have to prove that their sexuality does not stop them from being amazing agents. Their only ally in the agency is V, the highest ranked straight woman in the agency. She has to discover a lot about herself and her past, which leads to a conspiracy that will risk national security and people’s faith in the LGBTQIA+ community.

The show garnered negative feedback from the trailer due to the suspicions of virtue signaling and pandering to the LGBTQIA+ community, and that the trailer mischaracterized the characters as they actually appear in the show.

The demand for more LGBTQIA+ content has been on rise, and this show demonstrates how LGBTQ+ characters can be a family and can become dynamic characters. It is also a queer-positive show with numerous LGBTQIA+ sex scenes and nudity, which are rarely seen in any type of media.

While the trailer was horrible, don’t let it put you off of the show itself…having watched “Q-Force,” all I can say is that the trailer was a poor introduction to the show and its characters. I personally found it funny and charming and enjoyed that the show was more open to showing gay relationships and how each characters had their own personal growth.

“Q-Force” is a new show full of LGBQTIA+ representation. If you’re looking for cheesy humor, Eurovision performances, Mountain Dew, a robot girlfriend, and lots of action, then this is the show for you.