During this Shelter In Place, I’m finally catching up on all these tv shows that I’ve piled up. First show up on my list: Dollface on Hulu.
When I first heard of Dollface, I was living. The cast was A-1, but I had no idea the premise of the show. I didn’t care, though. As long as I knew they had a solid cast that I’d be into, I’m here for it. Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell, and Esther Povitsky? Yes, please.
The show premiered in November 2019 and focused on Jules (Dennings) dealing with the aftermath of being dumped by her boyfriend. Since being in a relationship, Jules lacked maintaining any female friendship in her life. Now, Jules has to deal with unusual (but accurate) scenarios to rekindle her old friendships and foster new ones.
Right off the bat, the show could be a bit confusing. I watched this alongside my boyfriend, and some concepts in the show were a bit complicated to understand until you stop and think about the deeper meaning behind it all. For the most part, the scenes were comical and hugely exaggerated to the effect of relating to women’s real-life problems in unconventional ways.
From episode to episode, Jules grows confidence little-by-little with her friend group, first starting with her BFF Madison Maxwell (Song) to Stella Cole (Mitchell) to eventually Izzy Levine (Povitsky). As out-of-the-world and unrealistic specific scenarios got to be, the show was pretty accurate at portraying the “millennial friendship.” Lavish Sunday brunch, lost friends in Uber rides, the stages of lying when you don’t want to go to an event you’re invited to, the works.
Shout out to the symbolism. It can be a bit over the top here and there, but you know what, it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t in your face. It got the message across. Dollface is the type of show you replace book club with and have a TV club to discuss. I’m 100% serious. Hell, talk about it during Sunday brunch for all I care. Just know, that we could most likely think of one person in your life either currently or in the past that has dealt with the same situation as Dennings’ character.
If a friend ditched you for a guy, you’re in the hot seat for ditching your friends during a relationship, or you’re just looking for a show about female friendships, this is for you.