Tag: dramedy

The Neo-Femme Fatale, Cringe Comedy, and Imperfect Feminism

In foregrounding women’s qualities of imperfection and their open struggle with modern gender pressures, figures like Fleabag push back against the feminist expectation for women to be resilient above all else. Through this imperfect antiheroine protagonist, Fleabag resists television’s archetypal ‘strong and independent woman’ and depicts a feminism that although is less than ideal, is real.

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