Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
So I just watched Nanette
And it was really good.
Not what I expected, however. I clicked on it because Netflix said it was similar to John Mulaney. And parts were. But this was more than just a stand up routine. This was an emotional rollercoaster.
It was honest and it was tough. There were hysterical jokes but there were also sections where I was on the verge of tears. This was powerful.
Hannah Gadsby discusses everything from being a lesbian to art history to politics. It’s a wide range and it is so artfully done. She makes you feel and connect. It is storytelling at some of it’s finest. She uses her platform to form empathy and to make a statement.
I don’t want to spoil this but I don’t think people should go in blind either. So I’m going to list the trigger warnings I remember. There’s nothing graphic but potentially triggering things are mentioned.
Triggers: sexual assault mentions, homophobia mentions, hate crime mentions, self hate mentions
So please, grab some blankets and the hot beverage of your choice and tuck in if any of that sounds intriguing. I promise you, this special is worth your time.