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Old 01-01-2011, 01:57 PM   #144
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I wouldn't call it the 'most feminist' show in television, but as you continue on, I think you'll sense that its form of unflinching realism, offers many opportunities for you to appreciate how strong the female characters have been portrayed. There's plenty of misogynist, racist, and classist stuff going on, but the portrayal leaves open exactly how much the 'winners' are winning, and how long their ways will continue to win the day. There's plenty of comeuppance, sometimes in small and subtle ways.

Most importantly, it rings true, and really starts to resonate as you realize the pending era they are on the precipice of, and you begin to theorize how what's going on now/then will survive/transform as time passes.

Much like The Wire, where it was the story of the B-more drug game, but was so much more than 'black folk are drug dealers.'
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