America’s ‘Stormfront’ Problem

**Spoiler Alert: This post discusses Season 2 of The Boys and contains spoilers.**

I admit it. At first, I really liked The Boys’s Season 2 new main character Stormfront. Here was a heroine who spoke truth to corporate power, was social media savvy, had a bad ass haircut, and seemed like she was gonna take Homelander down a notch or two. Like Wee Hugie, the audience’s non-supe stand in who was originally a fan of The Seven, I should have known that things that look too good to be true probably are.

Stormfront telling Starlight: “Fuck this world for confusing nice with good.”
Stormfront telling Starlight: “Fuck this world for confusing nice with good.”
Stormfront and Homelander, The Boys Season 2; Stormfront is holding a phone, streaming on social media.
Stormfront and Homelander, The Boys Season 2
Kimiko at an anti-supe protest, The Boys, Season 2, she wants revenge on Stormfront for murdering her brother.
Kimiko at an anti-supe protest, The Boys, Season 2
Source: https://twitter.com/weezwrites/status/1309632458745315329?s=20
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/03/us/elections/exit-polls-president.html?auth=login-google
Queen Maeve hitting Stormfront
Queen Maeve hitting Stormfront

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We (Tanya and Kaela) are two fans and academics who study how fans help and support each other and their communities.