We’re taking a closer look at Russian Doll, the Netflix original series about how not to die, and later, how to live. In the process, we talk about a few of our favorite themes: mental health, gender, the importance of community, and how envious Missy is of Natasha Lyonne’s hair.
Warning: Due to the events of the show, our episode includes discussions of antisemitism in history, suicide, and similar themes.
Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:
“Realistically Queer”: Queer Connection and Interdependence in Russian Doll by Meg Peters
Can Trauma Be Passed Down From One Generation to the Next? by Karina Margit Erdelyi
Netflix’s Russian Doll is Surprisingly, Deeply Jewish by Emily Burack
Re-living the city: The urban time-loop of Russian Doll by Orin Posner
Russian Doll Season 2 – The Message in the Chaos by Nautilus Files
‘Russian Doll’ Is Necessary TV for Our Isolationist Times by Lauren O’Neill