Sex Positivity In Broad City

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“Why do you like Broad City so much?” I ask my friend, as I’m getting ready to write this piece. She immediately replies ,”It shows us a picture of what female friendship can look like stripped of pretension. Two normal girls rollerblading through life holding hands and smoking weed.” Forget about Gossip girl and its portrayal of two best friends who never gets around Manhattan without a limo, wear designer clothes at all time and whose main purpose is to sabotage each other's life while looking like supermodels. The comedy central series Broad city is a refreshing and hilarious representation of female friendship. The show started as a webserie and had its first season aired on TV in January 2014. It revolves around protagonists Abbi and …show more content…
In the episode Knockoffs (season 2 episode 4) the show explores sexual role reversals stepping outside of patriarchy controlled sexuality. While Ilana goes on a mission to find contrebande hand bags with her mother, Abbi is in a date with her neighbour Jeremy, who she had a crush on forever. The date goes well and Abbi and Jeremy take things to the bedroom. Abbi asks Jeremy if he wants to “switch”. Jeremy gets super excited assuming that Abbi means switching roles and hands Abbi a strap-on Dildo. However, Abbi who really meant switching position is caught of guard and and isn’t fully certain that she wants to embrace the situation. She runs to the bathroom to call Ilana and seeks her advice. Ilana is beyond thrilled when Abbi explains her the facts and gets into the most amazingly bizarre and hilarious happy dance ever seen on TV, featuring an upside down celebration twerk. When Abbi say she doesn’t know what to do, Ilana calls her out on it: “Bitch, you know. You wouldn’t have called me if you didn’t.”Ilana finds the words that will make Abbi realize that she actually wants to “peg” jeremy,”you wanna go to the grave dreaming of Jeremy’s hairy adorable little butthole? Or you wanna die knowing that you brought him pleasure by plowing it like a queen?” In pop culture, pegging is usually degrading and emasculating for the man (Arliss, Entourage, Weeds……) In Broad city there is no …show more content…
Broad City is all of those things. It gives us an incredible picture of sex positivity and a great vision of female empowerment. The third season of broad city is coming up in february 2016 and it is full of promises. I you haven’t watch the show yet, don’t waste anymore time and get to it! Just like Abbi and Ilana remember to treat your BFFs like the queen they

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