CW’s horror anthology Two Sentence Horror Tales has by some means gotten even worse in its second season. Whereas its not-so-subtle illegal immigrant story was a awful instance, this newest story on a transgender scholar makes us lengthy for the times of 2019. A minimum of that was horrible propaganda with out a pandemic.
The September 12 episode “Elliot” follows a transgender scholar by that title (Elise Shak) who’s, like practically each trans character on TV, bullied for being trans. This story makes positive to remind us of that, from the scholars brazenly calling Elliot a freak, to the academics misgendering their trans scholar, to even the principal bullying her/him for utilizing the boys’ restroom. In truth, Principal Meyers (David Lewis) might be the worst instance in all the episode.
Elliot: Principal Meyers.
Principal Meyers: Oh expensive, that is the boys’s room.
Elliot: I am a boy.
Principal Meyers: A-ah. You both received the gear or you do not.
Elliot: It isn’t that straightforward.
Principal Meyers: Oh, properly perhaps within the metropolis this type of factor flies. However round right here, the coverage is not any boys within the lady’s room, and no women within the boy’s room. Sounds fairly easy to me. However you understand, I am simply right here to implement the principles. Hell, perhaps there’s one thing you are not telling me. So please, be at liberty to uh, use the urinal if you happen to received what it takes.
Following that scene, a witch provides Elliot the possibility to get again at his tormentors by way of a magical instrument that causes ache to whoever hears it. He ultimately makes use of it on Principal Meyer earlier than realizing how a lot hurt he’s inflicting individuals. That advantage of the doubt doesn’t lengthen to the principal, nevertheless, who takes this chance to almost assault Elliot, yelling, “I knew you have been unnatural the primary time I noticed you.” It goes to point out us who the true monsters are imagined to be on this story.
For some motive, the writers consider a small-town college is one step away from being a lynch mob to the trans neighborhood. I notice that is imagined to be fictional, however the present may stand to have characters behave like human beings. Like boogeymen or witches, it’s onerous to be afraid of one thing that simply doesn’t exist.