Love and connection require emotional risk. After the harrowing nature of the last three years, I needed ‘Our Flag Means Death’ to remind me.
The critiques Mindy Kaling received shaped the representation we see on-screen today as much as her successes did.
There is a great tradition of depicting the archetype of the unbridled, emotionally exploitative acting teacher.
My sister is not my best friend. She is my sister. Those are fundamentally different relationships.
Nora Ephron said, “Everything is copy.” But in a memoir, much like in reality TV, art cannot represent life exactly. People are characters, snapshots of their “real” selves.
Like any sitcom created before the mid-aughts—around the time Hollywood started doing the bare minimum to give space to marginalized people—‘Friends’ has not aged well.