Ep. 6 - No, Thanks: The Aimless Female Antihero


Dec 2020

57 min 37 sec

We talk about the series 'Fleabag,' written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. We discuss the title character as a comedic anti-hero who acts against the normative understanding of femininity in the 21st century. We examine the structure of the show, which begins as a raunchy comedy and evolves into an exploration of grief and forgiveness. We also explore the show’s relationship with contemporary feminism and the demands it makes of women.

We’re joined by doctors Sarah Hagelin and Gillian Silverman, Associate Professors of English at CU Denver, as well as CU Denver students Brittney Finley, Alyssa Haskel, and Kamesh Saba.

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