MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: A Woman’s Place Is in the Resistance

Travis Weedon
3 min readJan 1, 2019

The show opens on the blue glow of a vibrating phone in a darkened bedroom in the middle of the night. The next evening, Elena, 60 years old, sits down at her laptop to write the story of a friendship. Not again during the series will anonymous screens interface between individuals. We leave Elena’s solitude for the dense social network of a 1950s neighborhood in Naples, Italy, where gossip…

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