Unless there was a specific detail in her story that was replicated in the show, I don’t see how that scene could be said to be based on a specific person’s experience. If you throw a party like that and 100 women show up, I bet anything that at least 20–40% of them are having the same experience Annie did on Shrill. You and I both saw it- and felt it- as something we would experience. I am sure countless others did as well.

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