Don't Be Tooken in by 'Kimmy Schmidt's' Cult
Religion Dispatches: The Cubit
For all its laudable qualities—its complex characters, its unwavering if imperfect commitment to tackling race, class, and sexual violence—Tina Fey’s new Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, falls prey to a classic American media blunder: it portrays new religious movements as deceptive and dangerous, full of brainwashed women in need of saving.
Goodwin, M. (2015, April) Tooken: Women, Brainwashing, and the Gospel of ‘Kimmy Schmidt. Religion Dispatches – The Cubit, ed. Andrew Aghapour and Michael Schulson. Retrieved from http://religiondispatches.org/dont-be-tooken-in-by-kimmy-schmidts-cult/