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At the behest of critics (and a few listeners), we dive into Never Have I Ever, which has a great lead performance by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as a grief-stricken teen who directs her energy into becoming popular and having sex.
We discuss the cultural comedy, the show's nuanced treatment of female agency, and debate the mother/daughter relationship. We also have some strong thoughts about what's not working, including the best friends playing stock caricatures and that voice over by famed tennis star, John McEnroe.
In homework: Joe checks out "Spanish Gossip Girl" series Elite (also on Netflix) and Brenna reads through listener emails, including a call for resources for a UK Librarian.
- We Need Diverse Books
- American Indians in Children's Literature
- The Festival of Literary Diversity (The Fold)
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