Minimalist chic, Instagrammable #vanlyfe, Nomadland is not. It’s also not a portrait of a struggling itinerant worker, or a larger story about post-recession America as it slips through a fraying social safety net (or else, it does neither of these things successfully).
So what is it? We’re not entirely sure, but we have some fun talking about what it wants to be, lobbing some sharp-tongued critiques, and thinking through the stories we tell ourselves while living through crisis.
Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.
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