Do you go to brunch every Sunday? Do you ignore your female friends for years if you're in a relationship? Are your only career options workaholic or freeloading bohemian? Do you dress every day like you just walked off a New York Fashion Week runway?
A new sitcom about re-entering the world of female friendship after a long relationship has some strong ideas, but is limited in heart. T he breakup underlying Dollface, a new half-hour comedy from Hulu, seems implausibly cold and abrupt. Despite the uneven strangeness of the cat bus ride, the concept — a romantic relationship as limitation rather than asset to a character, the all-too-common frustration of a friend disappearing into a finite relationship — is rich for exploration. That contrast is a decent capsule for Dollface, executive-produced by Margot Robbie and her husband, Tom Ackerley, as a show: promising in outline, unevenly original, a showcase for entertaining actors limited by stubbornly vague characters. But Dollface can be frustratingly overdrawn, without the painful precision of PEN15 or radically empathetic heart of Shrill, both fellow Hulu shows similarly interrogating millennial womanhood.
Review: Hulu's 'Dollface' is an offensive caricature of millennial women
Jules pretends to be over her breakup with Jeremy at his sister's bachelorette party. Madison exaggerates the maturity level of her friends to impress her older boyfriend with a formal dinner party. The girls navigate sex and dating in an age when monogamy shaming is the new slut shaming.
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