But today, I’m going to take a look at the time when Gotham Girls did the same thing. But with Batgirl.
|Who wants to start a petition for a live-action Batgirl show with me?|
As the webisode opens, we see Batgirl in her apartment, hanging up her outfit and wishing her dad, the Commissioner, a happy birthday.
|So... she just has that in her closet, then? She doesn't hide it?|
|This is something I'd expect from Gotham, not Gotham Girls.|
We then flash back to her in the incident that put that bullet hole there, complete with superfluous slow motion.
|Forget the bra, why isn't she wearing body armor?|
|First, she was braless. Then she showed her navel, now she's almost naked?|
Is this just porn with all the nudity removed?
Okay, let me rant for a second. I’ve ranted about how Gotham Girls has an obligation to include interactive bits, and some of them are pretty lackluster, but this one’s just lazy. Three weapon choices, right? The pellets and batarang will both get knocked away boringly, which the bola ties Catwoman up. What’s even the point? Are we supposed to be amused by a random guessing game?
Anyway, Catwoman gets tied up and subdued as we fade in to Barbara eating ice cream.
Barbara: “Just having a snack.”
Gordon says something about vegetables, triggering a flashback to fighting Poison Ivy and Harley.
|Man, Ivy makes the funniest faces, doesn’t she?|
Barbara: “Hope you enjoy your birthday present.”
Gordon gets a knock on his door as an officer tells him that Batgirl left them something. And considering what it is, I can only imagine he does.
|Again, Ivy's face.|
This is a good example of what Gotham Girls had the potential to be used for. It’s short, sweet, and shows us a little bit of what happens to the characters that don’t usually get the focus in the DCAU. Again, this is something I could easily imagine as a DC Nation short.
Next time, somebody takes care of one of Catwoman's pets. Hopefully, it's more exciting than it sounds. See you then!