Fake Geek Girls
Episode 63

13 Reasons Why and Teen Dramas

Melissa Brinks published on
Vacation is over, which means we're back with episode 63 on teen dramas, and specifically 13 Reasons Why. We're talking about responsible discussion of heavy issues, how dramas target a specific audience, and who gets caught in the crossfire, as well as our favorite things about rich kids--nothing.

Warning: This episode has serious trigger warnings for suicidal ideation, self harm, sexual assault, and eating disorders. It's a heavy episode, folks, so please take care before listening or feel free to skip it if those topics might be upsetting for you. It's also NSFW because we didn't censor swearing.

What Missy's Been Up To:


Secrets of the Goat People #1: Voice
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Small Town Witch: Love and Wonder by Alex “Muun” Singer, Jayd “Chira” Air-Kaci, Jen Doyle, and Ariana Maher


Don't Breathe
La La Land

What Merri's Been Up To:


Battlestar Galactica
The Handmaid's Tale

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
The Single Reason Everyone Should Watch The OC
"'13 Reasons Why' Makes a Smarmy Spectacle of Suicide" by Jia Tolentino
"‘13 Reasons Why’ Scared The Shit Out Of Me?—?And It Should Scare You Too" by Ijeoma Oluo
"Schools warned about Netflix show '13 Reasons Why'" by Rachael D'Amore

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