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Brave Face: Marcia Clark and The People vs. OJ Simpson

Over at Hazlitt, I wrote about Ryan Murphy’s depiction of Marsha Clark.


“While Clark stumbles through the dictated pitfalls of her status as public female, she becomes a kind of everywoman commentary on rampant workplace sexism. In fact, the way she is treated feels so common, has the capacity to garner so much viewer empathy, that it reveals how little has changed since newspapers felt they had license to ridicule her appearance and violate her privacy. In turn, the episode becomes a sort of master class in how the tiny cuts of sexism currently function, and what the cumulative emotional effects are on those forced to brave them.”