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Hustle & Glow: “P-Valley” Puts Black Southern Strippers in the Spotlight

The show is an expansive portrait of poverty, racism, misogyny and the Black Southern pride that pushes back against oppression.

“An American Pickle” Finds Humor in Uniquely Jewish Hardship

Seth Rogen embodies both his own Jewish present and a collective and just-out-of-reach Jewish past.  Read more »

A Season in Hell: Amazon’s New Series “Paatal Lok” Is a Cop Drama for Our Times

The show is singularly unsparing in its depiction of modern Indian life. Read more »

Consent Creator: “I May Destroy You” Takes on the Messy Realities of Rape

The 12-episode series is an exploration of rape culture that leans into its gray areas. Read more »

In “Palm Springs,” Consent Is a Murky Line

While Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti turn out great rom-com performances, their characters’ soulmate bond hinges on lies and feigned ignorance. Read more »

Validating Hardship: Netflix’s “Disclosure” Reconciles Trans Pain and Joy

It’s a noteworthy watch considering the way that films prior have represented trans people. Read more »

“Love, Victor,” Like “Love, Simon,” Stays in the Shallow End

Dubbed “candy for the soul,” Love, Victor is exactly that: sweet, sugary, and, unfortunately, missing something. Read more »

“Too Hot to Handle” Is a Conservative Nightmare of a Reality Dating Show

The premise is simple: for the duration of the season, no one can have sex. Read more »

We’ve Entered Peak Dystopian Television, and Chris Harrison is Our King

Dystopian television is here, and it’s coming for our love lives—whether through song, or otherwise. Read more »

American Hustle: Phyllis Schlafly, “Mrs. America,” and the Selling of Antifeminism

The show reckons with the impossible bargains demanded of women on either side of the ERA. Read more »

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