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[–] Boudicaea 7 points (+7|-0)

Saw it pop up in my suggestions but don't plan to watch. It looks like libfem exploitation just from the promo pic and title.

[–] worried19 [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

The trailer doesn't make it look that bad, but I don't trust anything Netflix puts out. Something that's allegedly about female sexuality could just be an excuse to promote kink and BDSM.

[–] worried19 [OP] 4 points (+4|-0)

Has anyone seen this show? It purports to be about women's sexuality and female desire, but Netflix does not have a good history when it comes to avoiding sexualized violence. I'd be interested to check the series out, but only if does not contain pro-kink content like BDSM, spanking, strangulation, pulling hair, etc.

[–] cupcakes_and_shiraz 7 points (+7|-0) Edited

I saw the first 4 episodes and couldn't finish the series. Besides the fact it bordered on soft porn, I think this was the first series I've seen where I hated every main character.

Billie: for lusting and fantasizing her abusive, toxic ex to the point where she's willing to completely destroy her marriage. Also, why didn't she password protect her e-journal?

Cooper: While he looks good on paper, he displays various complacent, low value male traits. He didn't seem interested in changing his ways until he thought his marriage was being threatened by the presence of another man. Also the whole jerking off to her journal was just weird and disgusting.

Sasha: I hate that she's just another sassy black BFF trope, complete with the promiscuous stereotype. I've been side eyeing TF out of her since it was revealed that she had been sleeping with Brad for over a year behind Billie's back, especially knowing their contentious history.

Brad: For all the obvious reasons. Having a big dick doesn't redeem him.

It does seem very libfemmy in that it promotes female promiscuity as the pinnacle of liberation, despite its grave consequences. But then again this was the same streaming service that had a movie about twerking 11 year olds among other things.

[–] worried19 [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

Thanks for the insight. I figured I would have nothing in common with any of the characters. Were there any scenes of sexualized violence in the four episodes you watched? That was my main concern about the whole thing.

[–] cupcakes_and_shiraz 2 points (+2|-0) Edited

Yeah there was one scene that I can remember that was pretty weird and degrading. I think it was on the first episode. There was also very clear emotional abuse on the second episode and from the spoilers I read on LSA, it gets worse and the series is a complete dumpster fire.

[–] Hyacinth 5 points (+5|-0) Edited

Haven't seen it but might be best to avoid in that case, it outdoes 365 days in nonstop nudity and sex scenes, apparently there is emotional abuse, revenge porn and glamorization of cheating, swinging and sex clubs. Its basically the netflix version of the soapy software porns that use to play on late night channels. The themes of marriage, motherhood, adultry and remsinence and sexuality sans porn violence is probably what made it popular but its shallow treatment thru corporate feminism lens.

[–] worried19 [OP] 2 points (+2|-0)

365 Days was pro-rape, hence Netflix's fucking awful track record. I would never watch that.

This one acts like it wants to be feminist, but I would doubt it actually is. I was just curious about the sexualized violence aspect.