All told, it’s a feminist masterpiece, especially from a storyteller so young. However, as a literary and cultural critic, I do have one minor complaint with this new, Gen Z reset of the traditional bird assault narrative: What of the seagull? If we are reframing Leda as a character with the agency to indifferently disregard the bird, is this a commentary on the seagull’s ultimate fragility? While Zeus in the form of a swan in the original myth and especially Yeats’s retelling highlights the casual savagery of total patriarchy instilling trauma passed through generations, does this new, easily disposable, and thus more vulnerable bird symbolize something else? What does the gull put on when the teenagers’ indifferent fingers let it drop? How does this bird feel or unfeel Katie’s strange heart beating where it lies? Ultimately, this feminist “Leda and the Swan” reboot fails to fully explore its total role reversal by considering avian trauma, and it’s possible that the vignette could have been made all the more powerful for that exploration.