Jul 21, 2020
In this week's episode, we chat about the Hulu show, Ramy. Spoiler alert! Listen as we talk about how an Egyptian-Muslim family is boldly depicted, how ridiculous the character, Ramy, behaves with everyone in his life, and how it exposes many skeletons in the closet about his Islamic beliefs and actions.
Dive in as we discuss how the show is the "most Muslim show" and highlights the impact of immigration, sacrifice, manhood, and spirituality within the Muslim culture. Watch out for Muslim f***boys. You've been warned. Check out Frantzces showing off her clinical skills. She is fire. Ramy, Seasons 1 and 2 are available on Hulu.
Key takeaways from this episode include:
1. Is Ramy just a glorified people pleaser? Ramy is stuck in adolescence and attempting to move towards adulthood with epic failure. Such failure is the result of his inability to live in his truth and from constantly engaging in performative behavior. To be grounded in spirituality and transcendence is a slow journey, and it should be taken very seriously. Now that it's evident that Ramy is not ready for said journey, what will happen to him during Season 3? Stay tuned.
2. Remember that art imitates life, but it can be exaggerated. You can hate the character Ramy and still recognize and acknowledge the cultural significance and accuracy of this show. You can also be equally critical of the depiction of stereotypes, explicit sex, and exoticism for comic relief and appeal. Remember that Hollywood is still predominately run by wealthy white men, and they ultimately decide what will air on tv and streaming devices. By the way, Ramy received a 2020 Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Actor.
3. Muslims are not a monolith, and many people of different races and ethnicities are devout and serious about their faith. This show is not a representation of all Muslim people. We hope that this paved the way for more culturally appropriate and accurate Muslim shows and stories in the future.
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Until next time, remember to live, laugh, love, and keep it
-Frantzces, Sabeen and Tonika :)
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