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Truth Hurts: Season 2 of “Fleabag” Is All about Fessing Up

Perhaps the masterstroke of season is in making Fleabag’s love interest someone who’s literally in the business of confession.

I Thought My Immigrant Mother Would Never Accept My Queerness. I Was Wrong.

It was the most devastating moment of my 26 years on this earth, that phone call. Read more »

Reeling in Romance: How “You’ve Got Mail” Tried to Make Catfishing Romantic

Before we knew about catfishing, swiping left or right on Tinder, and having friendships that exist entirely within the digital confines of Facebook, there was “You’ve Got Mail.”  Read more »

No Foes, Real Friends: “Insecure” Has a Love-Hate Relationship with the Classic Marriage Plot

In a time when there are more single adults in America than ever before, it’s depressing to see Insecure suggest that Issa requires this much contrived romantic failure to justify her realization that a man won’t “fix” her life. Read more »

Naming Fears: Vivek Shraya on Vulnerability as a Tool for Transformation

What if saying “I’m afraid” was just as much of a statement of resilience as “I’m not afraid?” Read more »

Turning 20: How An Iconic ’90s Film Normalized Stalking

Humor that takes stalking seriously requires nimbleness and nuance. Read more »

Not As Free: “Grown-ish” Reveals the Dating Woes of Young Black Women

Dating struggles are often indicative of the racist politics of desirability. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: Use Your Words

Practice, practice, practice liberating the language of your desire. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: “The Bachelor” Is Bad

There is no decency to be found in reality TV. Read more »

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