I’m gonna cut straight to the chase and list 17 reasons for you to watch the dorama “Underwear” (aka “Atelier“) on Netflix.
1) A young professional woman in her first job after college;
2) A businesswoman who opened her own business and runs it at the expense of her own personal life;
3) An optimal workspace (Emotion), where there’s no sexism or discrimination, and women that stand for others when sexism happens in the outside world;
4) “Women’s” interests without calling them futile or irrelevant;
5) Conversations between women that are not centered on a male subject or romance;
6) Respect to craftsmanship;
7) Respect and care for elderly women (geishas!);
8) Male romantic interests that are not sexist, and are also real fragile/vulnerable human beings;
9) A young woman who was raised by her father;
10) A woman who didn’t raise her son and punishes herself for that (and an ****amazing**** 20-minute long scene of a conversation between them, that has this amazing shot of the back of Nanjo’s head when her son accuses her of… OH, wait, no spoilers!);
11) Respectful and humble men;
12) The dichotomy of beauty and comfort;
13) Women for who they are, what they think, and feel, instead of what they look like or how they are related to men in their lives;
14) A culture different from ours;
15) Female-to0female mentoring;
16) Friendship between men and women;
17) Friendship between women.
The truth is that you only need one reason to watch it and I’ll lay it on you: it is really good.
This feminist approves Underwear.