Category: Comedy

Fleabag: It’s hard to be a ‘post-human’ woman

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the undisputed queen of Fleabag, a little British gem broadcasted by the BBC between 2016 and 2019. In it, Waller puts herself in the shoes of a thirty-something woman trying to get her life back after the death of her best friend Boo.

Her peculiar way of seeing the world makes the comedy a paradigm of the new ‘post-modern’ woman, as defined by Paula Rabinowitz. Far from victimizing women, Fleabag is a statement that seeks to empower women to claim their (sexual) freedom.

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