Fleabag: Vulgar, Depressing, and Brilliant

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag Season 2 (Steve Schofield)
The TV comedy is surprisingly deep.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘I n an age where women enjoy the same money and successes as men, why shouldn’t women be able to enjoy sex like a man?” asks Carrie Bradshaw in the first-ever episode of Sex and the City, broadcast in 1998. Over twenty years later, another massively popular TV series, Fleabag, seems to have an answer: Because while men want sex, women want more to be wanted. That, and the world of casual sex is bleak — or hadn’t you noticed?

Last week, as if in “the most beautiful dream,” Fleabag’s creator and star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, walked into a room she “never imagined”

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