The Saved by the Bell Reboot touches on important gender issues.
In the fourth episode, we see that Lexi had her own TV show on E! called Becoming Lexi: I Am Me about what it's like to come out as transgender in high school.
Although she's clearly nervous about how she'll be received upon walking into school after transitioning, she's met with open arms by fellow students. "This is the first time they're gonna see me since my transition," she says in a rerun that Devante is watching. "This is the first time they're actually going to see me as myself. But I'm scared. What if they judge me? Or don't accept me."
Lexi's journey shows the importance of accepting others for who they are and will hit home for other trans teens who strive to be their authentic selves. This may be a good opportunity to discuss how nerve-racking it can be for people in the LGTBQ+ community to come out and why it's important to show those individuals support.
We also see Devante confront his insecurities about being in the school musical. Although he had lied to his friends from his previous high school about where he was while he was at rehearsals, he finally musters up the courage to tell them about his new extracurricular activity. And his friends' responses? "You do you!"
Lastly, Aisha manages to make the school's football team by outperforming Jamie, the school's quarterback. While we're seeing more women take part in sports that are traditionally dominated by men, it's a nice reminder that girls totally kick ass.