I'm still staying cautiously optimistic with this. This trailer was really pretty short and didn't really reveal too much. It had a few possibly worrying aspects, all of which I expected (possible romance, popularity issues, prom queen kinda thing, a queen bee, etc.) but there were also some cute moments. And those strange wings, ears and facial tattoos are gone now, yay!
This could very well be like the Monster High webisodes, which, well...bless them, but they are really rather shallow, encouraging unhealthy body images and the generic, catty stereotypes of "girlhood" that young girls are simply awash with. All while spouting an on-the-surface, white-washed message of "Be yourself! Be unique! Be a monster!" , "everyone has their own freaky flaws, that's just what makes them their own fabulous monster!"...yeah, sure, but only if they've got a waist thinner than your eyes, giggle and talk about boyfriends every other minute, wear heels even when rollerskating, are focused on always being drop-dead gorgeous, are totally fashion-obsessed, have a real dainty and skinny figure, are one of the popular girls, etc., etc., etc.). Sometimes the message is actually sincere and there are clever little bits, but as a whole, the episodes are...yeah...
Ah, maybe I shouldn't have complained about Monster High...now it's harder to remain optimistic about this XD But I want to believe this will be better than the Monster High webisodes! (Which, aren't actually that bad if you watch them knowing full well what they are.) My Little Pony has always been a wholesome brand, I think, and I would like to hope they would not stray from that too terribly just for a quick buck. When Faust was developing FiM, she wanted to create something that empowers girls, not confines them in a tight little box full of typical high school drama...I would like to think some of that drive for creating girly media that's quality and healthy still exists in the creative team behind Equestria Girls.
And, if they do? Eh, no skin off my bones. I would still buy the dolls anyway I would feel a little disappointed because it would just be another example of the kinda generic, stereotype-ridden media kids consume way too much of. But if I don't like it I will just ignore it. There will still be the main show, which will remain the good old Pony we all know and love.
Edited a billion times for grammar stuffs.
Edited by Powderpuff, 12 May 2013 - 10:49 PM.