The reviews of Random Acts of Flyness took their time making their way to me. When they finally did they were glowing. Revolutionary was the general sentiment. But not one for hype, I went into the first episode with measured expectations.
To say the HBO show blew my mind is an understatement. The second episode in particular, which took a woman's point of view and examined toxic masculinity, was a revelation. The show is hilarious but beyond the humor, what I really appreciate about the show is how it reminds me of who I am. Specifically, it reminds me of the unique voice I have been gifted as a result of my lived experience.
Creative folks know it gets very tempting when chasing success to trend towards the middle. To create content that will appeal to the most number of people, that will convert the most number of viewers into subscribers.
And that often means sanitizing yourself. Erasing the weird, off-putting parts of yourself that you're worried will scare people away....