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Culture Shift: How ‘And Just Like That’ Is Showing More of New York’s Rich Diversity (Guest Column)

This article suggests that while "And Just Like That" has made progress in addressing social and cultural issues, it has an opportunity to explore economic diversity by depicting the lives of domestic workers. Characters like Charlotte and Lisa likely employ house cleaners, and the show could break new ground by portraying the challenges these workers face—potentially women, people of color, immigrants, dealing with irregular schedules and caregiving responsibilities. By incorporating these characters and their stories, the show could promote understanding of interdependence, economic diversity, and provide underrepresented audiences with empowering representations.

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Domestic Workers Call for Hollywood to Clean Up Its Act Depicting Their Lives on Screen

When domestic worker Lucia Aguilar talks about Netflix’ hit series “Maid,” she does not echo the frequent criticisms found in publications, including mitú, TheWrap, questioning the choice of a white “maid” (Margaret Qualley) as the lead character– when, as mitú reported, 65% of U.S. cleaning women are Latinas whose stories often go untold.

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