This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Hannah Gadsbyâ€™s tremendous, heartbreaking, and honest Nanette. Gadsbyâ€™s Netflix special gives us insight into what it means to to tell oneâ€™s story to wide acceptanceâ€”at oneâ€™s own expense. Using comedy as an example, Gadsby asks: Is it enough to be in control of our own narratives and art if weâ€™re still creating and consuming it through a colonized gaze? When do folks from marginalized communities get to be messy, frank, show their whole selves? Plus, let us know what you want Dahlia and Amy to argue aboutâ€”text â€œFightâ€� to 503-855-6485!
Dahlia watched Disobedience, a British film about two Orthodox Jewish lesbians in London, which made her want to rewatch One Of Us, a documentary about the Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn. Both are illuminating looks at closeknight, religious communities and those who try to escape their confines.
Amy canâ€™t get enough of the sad, lonely characters of Yiyun Liâ€™s Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, a collection of short stories about the small lives of Chinese people in contemporary times.
â€œTear Me To Piecesâ€� by Meg Myers is #TBT ’90s alt-rock with a modern edge. So good.
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