Sexy webcomic ignores sexiness, promotes humanity

Sexy webcomic ignores sexiness, promotes humanity

For a webcomic that has a condom in its logo, Least I Could Do can be surprisingly relevant.

This comic is, nominally, about an unrepentant sex-addicted manipulative opportunist, and aside from the surprisingly warm-hearted Sunday comics about main character Rayne’s childhood, most of the series seems to be about the libido-influenced misadventures of a well-meaning sociopath. And yet, the series has delved into topical commentary on spy programs and satirical takes on North Korea’s latest dear leader.

This week, LICD has eschewed hedonism in favor of altruism. And dang it, the relative obscurity of the philanthropic references can be enlightening.

Sexy webcomic ignores sexiness, promotes humanity

Might be worth a look.

The comic is, it must be said, horribly sexist, but it is in the same way that South Park is horribly racist. If you can get past the fact that the main character is a deplorable human being, the societal satire can shine through.

The sexist stuff taken on it’s own, is bad – but it’s meant to be. In a really strange way, Rayne’s ignorance of normal human emotions makes him the perfect cipher to look at humanity from the outside.

Or maybe I’m reading too much into it…

This story was originally published on the Kinja blog Crosstalk on Jan. 31st, 2014.

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