Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kimmy Schmidt and Her Unbreakable Satire

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a Netflix series that follows the life of a woman after she was released from a bunker, where she spent 15 years after being kidnapped by a overly religious man as a child. The show follows her life as she decides to live in New York City as she tries to make a name for herself. The show touches on a myriad of issues that are dealt with in the modern day. Kimmy learns to deal with all the struggles of life especially as a woman in today's society. The show uses the fact that she has been out of society for so long as a way to reveal all of societies ridiculous social norms along with bringing light to deep rooted problems within the world.

The show does a great job on using a hyperbole of Kimmy's naive child sense to comment on the absurdness of our society. Mainly they use the platform to speak out about PTSD and how people deal with it in the nation. The trauma that Kimmy experiences in the bunker follows her around as she tries to deal with her new life in the city whether its waking up because of night terrors to fighting random people on the street that remind Kimmy of her past experiences. These hyperbolic actions show the real day to day problems that some people face and the struggles of having to deal with these problems, whether they are trying to forget the past or going to therapy. Along with the PTSD The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt uses hyperbolic characters like Titus to comment on deep issues such as race and sexual orientation. Overall the show's use outlandish humor and simple-mindedness to discuss deep and difficult conversations about race, sexual orientation and PTSD is brilliant and is a good use of humor to comment on our modern society and the stereotypes that come with it. 

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