When Principal Wardwell Makes Damn Sure Theo Can Try Out For the Basketball Team
The way Chilling Adventures handled Theo's transition was excellent for many reasons, and I love the way it was introduced. Theo (formerly Susie) has dreams of trying out for the school basketball team, but as usual, the patriarchy tries to step in and crush them. You see, Baxter High only has a basketball team for boys, something both the coach and the meatheads on the team remind Theo of. But thankfully, Ms. Wardwell — sorry, Principal Wardwell — has other plans. Because when does she not?
Wardwell storms into the gym with Theo, Ros, and Harvey, ready to knock some satanical sense into Coach Craven. She asserts her power by reminding him to refer to her as Principal, then says, "There shall be absolutely no gender discrimination at Baxter High under my regime." Boss sh*t! Thanks to Wardwell, Theo tries out; and thanks to Sabrina casting a spell from the bleachers, he snags a spot on the team.