Melissa Benoist and Stephen Colbert talk ‘Supergirl’ and feminism

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Supergirl is such a great role model that Stephen Colbert teared up while watching the show.

Supergirl premiered on CBS last night, a breath of fresh air in a genre full of brooding male heroes.

Actress Melissa Benoist joined Stephen Colbert to discuss the show and its feminist message, which Benoist describes as “for everyone.” There’s probably some concern that the feminist label will deter some potential viewers, but Benoist and Colbert make it very clear that Supergirl can be feminist and a mainstream hit at the same time.

Well, duh.

By the way, here’s that photo of Melissa Benoist hanging out with some mini-Supergirls. You know, just in case you need your heart warmed any further.

The Super Girl Scouts of Oklahoma dropped by National City today… #girlscouts

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Screengrab via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor