To put it simply, Friends was a phenomenon, not just influencing TV and pop culture, but American beliefs and values. Friends aired from 1994 to 2004, and while it may have been progressive for its time, now it just feels dated and problematic. But let’s take a closer look at how the show is essentially a time capsule, discussing how casual homophobia, gender stereotypes, sexism, transphobia, and racism can become a normalized part of society.
The episode discusses transphobia, including deadnaming and using the wrong pronouns.
Art by Jeremy Ferris.
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Intro and Outro music is Morning Dew by LiQWYD