Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "Kimmy Goes to a Play" Review - AVClub

AVClub: In “Kimmy Goes to a Play!,” Kimmy encourages Titus to put on a one-man show about his life. Titus quickly realizes his story has been done before though, and he wants to do something new. So he reminds Kimmy that he has a very vivid memory of his past live, deciding to perform his show as Murasaki, the geisha he lived as in a past life and who we’ve seen little glimmers of throughout the season. But a quick internet search at the local library shows Titus that people—specifically, The Forum To Advocate Respectful Asian Portrayals In Entertainment—are not too happy about his decision to play a Japanese woman. Yes, alright, I see what you’re doing there, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The episode serves as a meta-reflection—and derision—of the critical response during season one to Jane Krakowski playing a character who turns out to be Native American. But in their attempts to defend a “creative choice,” the makers of Kimmy Schmidt come off as, at best, out-of-touch and, at worst, smug.

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