Queer women’s television has grown significantly in recent years. Still, we’ve watched our best continue to be sidelined by a straight white male majority that won’t pay attention to queer stories, women’s stories, stories about people of color. Well, no more my friends!
Rebecca Henderson doesn’t just play gay; she’s a real-life lesbian who also happens to be married to Russian Doll co-creator/writer/director Leslye Headland.
The night of her 36th birthday, charismatic, caustic Nadia is killed in a chance accident, only to find that the evening has reset itself, looping endlessly. The premise is a puzzle, yet there’s no urge after watching Russian Doll to dissect or theorize; that’s not the point. The point is something else.