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Mae Martin, Lisa Kudrow on the universal appeal of Netflix's 'Feel Good'


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(The first season premiered in March 2020 on Channel 4 in Britain and on Netflix globally, while the second premiered earlier this month exclusively on Netflix.)“I think it was a natural choice that it would be a love story,” Martin said, “because I’m deeply romantic, and I was fresh out of a big breakup, so it kind of flowed out of me like lava.”After signing on to the project, Kudrow emailed Martin a few questions that helped Kudrow get a better grasp of her character — “a woman who uses her erudition to keep people at a distance because that’s safer” — before flying to the U.K. to begin production. “I think people get so wrapped up in their own kind of excitement about meeting [her] that they forget that this is a new environment [for her].”While much of the first season centered on Mae’s faltering commitment to their sobriety, George’s gradual coming-out journey and their increasingly complicated love story, the second and final season picks up in the aftermath of the couple’s ambiguous breakup and tackles equally heavy subject matter, including gender identity, sexual violence and post-traumatic stress disorder.Martin, who has infused many of their own experiences and even their own name into the show, said they felt it was important to show the humanity of the characters who go through these difficult issues — and that meant embracing the ambiguity life has to offer instead of shying away from it.“These topics, like sexual assault or gender identity, get co-opted by these really polarizing political forces, and they become these really fraught public conversations, and I think we sometimes forget the human aspect of these things and the nuance and how complicated they are,” said Martin, who came out as nonbinary in April.

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