The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Asks, “What’s So Funny About Checking Your Privilege?”

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The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Asks, “What’s So Funny About Checking Your Privilege?”

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ast year, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s wildly inventive The Marvelous Mrs Maisel introduced us to a ’50s housewife stepping out of her privileged Upper West Side bubble and into the smoky nightclubs of stand-up comedy. When her cheating husband leaves her, Miriam “Midge” Maisel’s idyllic life goes for a toss but she still has a pretty charmed life.

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