‘Emily in Paris’ Has a Diversity and Representation Problem

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We’re heading into fall and a dreaded second wave of COVID-19 and that can only mean one thing: lots of time spent inside. And what better way to pass the time than with a frothy new TV show to binge watch? Enter: Emily in Paris. Released on October 2, the Netflix series follows Chicago native Emily Cooper, a marketing exec, as she moves to Paris for a year to help run Savoir, a Parisian marketing agency that her firm has recently acquired. The show is beautifully shot, with Lily Collins and her iconic eyebrows gallivanting around the city of lights in outfits (and questionable chapeaux) a 2020 Carrie Bradshaw would lust over, getting into romantic entanglements with hot Parisian men, racking up thousands of Instagram followers with her awkwardly angled and not that punny selfies and just generally having a picture-perfect time. In our pandemic-filled year,…

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