of the story when the protagonist becomes one of the characters
previously situated as the antagonist? The satirical lens, so
promising at first as a critique of privilege and self-absorption,
ultimately fails as viewers are sucked in with Jill uncritically into a
superficial world of extravagance and self-absorption. There is not
much room for critique let alone actual resistance in this scenario,
especially when the main character fails to stay authentic and the
competing values of aspiration are revealed to be hollow.
11.2 Jill Kargman as Jill Weber and K.K. Glick as Vanessa Wrigley in Odd Mom
Out, “Wheels Up"