Review: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Hannah Gadsby in Nanette

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette is a must watch brilliant hour from Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby. It’s strong, it’s powerful, it’s purposeful. It’s funny.

You must experience this hour for yourself. Hannah Gadsby talks about the reasons why she needs to quit comedy. Her basic premise is she needs to stop making her life experiences into self-deprecating jokes and instead tell her complete story. Of course, there’s much more to it. Her elaboration on that theme is what matters.

The hour is developed into a moving narrative about Hannah’s youth, life, education, and parents. It’s also about abusive power and how destructive and harmful the messages from the supposedly normal people in society are.

It’s silly of me as a reviewer to try to summarize Hannah’s message. It builds. The details add up. She’s a gifted storyteller. When she lets loose with her anger and pain, you know where it came from. All gay woman will get it. I got it. The men watching will get it, if they are in touch with their humanity at all.

You’ll get it and you’ll be better for it.

I urge you to jump on Netflix right now and watch Hannah Gadsby: Nanette. It’s important. It’s real. It’s the goddamn truth.

8 thoughts on “Review: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette”

  1. Thank you for this recommendation. I am a straight woman, and I definitely got it. If Hannah does give up comedy, I hope she continues to share her voice. We all need to hear it.

  2. Wasn’t funny and it was just a rant full of stereotypes towards people that are outside of her bubble. Unsuccessful comic decided to hop on a bandwagon of current trends that hurt comedy. She wants to be successful, not a good comic. She succeeded. Good thing this atmosphere she contributes to, creates fertile ground for better comedy as real comedy thrives under PC pressure.

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