Saturday, May 22, 2021

FX\Hulu's BETTER THINGS: Truth or Dare | Toys in Teen's Vagina

Here's Better Things' rather ambiguous ABOUT THE SHOW posted on FX:
Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expat with questionable faculties who lives across the street.

Whether she's earning a living, navigating her daughters’ changing lives, or trying to have one of her own, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty and humor.
What FX didn't post is that Better Things is a model example of how the allure of nymphets is used by a television series to garner views. 

For example, in S01E01, recently turned 16-year-old, Max asked her mom, "Can you get pot for me?" Subsequently, Max is shown upon her bed, high on pot, in a pair of panties with her foot upon another nymphet. 

In S01E3, Max is show lounging upon her stomach in a pair of (cheeky) panties. Consequently, as Mel (Lenny Kravitz) was visiting, Max's mom demanded, "Put. Pants. On." (For a number of reasons, including this scene, I suspect that that is not Sam's (Adlon's) derrière in the (above) FX advertisement for Better Things.)

In S01E04, after Sam mistakenly set off the fire alarm, Max and her friends come out of the bedroom to investigate but with no explanation as to why an Asian nymphet is in a pair of turquoise panties. 

In S01E05, the viewers are reminded that there's nothing like the allure of (ballerina) nymphets (i.e., teen's in tights and leotards). 

Just to name a few more examples, in S02E01, we're introduced to Arturo, 16-year-old Max's 32-year-old boyfriend.

And in a game of Truth or Dare, Duke dares a pre-teen, "Put four Monopoly pieces in your vagina." She did! And another pre-teen is dared to yell, "Penis!" at the adults. She did and was awarded an air high-five from a man!

Very interestingly, Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. are co-creators of Better Things, which is not surprising in light of Louis C.K.'s I Love You, Daddy (2017), which is a model example of how the allure of nymphets is used in a film. 

In the film, that additionally starred Adlon, Glen Topher (C.K.), a television writer and producer, is surprised by his teen daughter''s (Chloë Grace Moretz) strong attraction to a middle-aged film director (John Malkovich)

Unsurprisingly, Better Things, which has been renewed for a fifth season, has a 97% Average Tomatometer and a 85% average Audience Score. 

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