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The New York Times Magazine Dives into Recent Depictions of Complicated Mothers in Pop Culture

For The New York Times Magazine, Lydia Kiesling examines the mothers of The Lost Daughter, C'mon C'mon, Scenes from a Marriage, Maid, and Moonlight. Read the brief excerpt below and the full piece on The New York Times' website.

 


 

The mother occupies a bewildering place in American society, simultaneously omnipresent and irrelevant. Harried moms are enshrined in paper-towel commercials, while our political institutions show a Teflon-like resistance to addressing their material needs.
 

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