14: But Females Are Strong as Hell

by Max Leibman


After twelve more or less serious episodes, Caitie and Max take a break to talk about the Netflix Original Series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Having survived fifteen years of captivity in the underground bunker of a crazy preacher, Kimmy Schmidt moves to New York to make a fresh start. All she wants to do is to pass as a normal person, but her experiences—and the fact that she’s basically a time-capsule of 1990s culture—get in her way at every turn. 

But as the Priority team breaks down this hilarious series, we see how Kimmy touches the lives of everyone around her. Despite the show’s (and its characters’) sometimes questionable choices, it has a lot to say about identity, perspective, and the silliness of modern life. In the end, it’s not just about Kimmy—we’re all trying to pass.

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