New Ways of Seeing: Fleabag

From Amy Dotson, Director of NWFC:
Fleabag, Seasons 1 & 2
Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Available on Amazon Prime

Fleabag—and the talents of Phoebe Waller-Bridge—first burst onto the scene in 2016 showcasing a six-part series with a seemingly simple premise: a complex and hilarious British woman attempts to cope with her grief, her family and herself. The first season introduced Waller-Bridge’s hyper-intelligent writing style and the creator’s absolute determination to smash the very format of half-hour television. But it’s the season two love affair between Fleabag and a priest that really blew viewer’s socks off, earning the auteur a bundle of Emmys as well as the honor of taking the writing reigns in 2020 for the most masculine film series of all time and turning it on its head with James Bond: No Time To Die. Watch Fleabag unfold again as a series—or stream the original play!—for a laugh, a cry, or a gut-punch reminder on how creative determination to live your life your own way can change the way we see everything.