San Junipero is a simulated reality. People can visit while they’re alive, and their consciousness can be uploaded to it permanently after their death. It is like a digital afterlife. Yorkie was paralyzed in a car wreck at 21 after her parents reacted negatively to her coming out as a lesbian. She hopes to get married so that her spouse can authorize her physician-assisted suicide, so she can move on to San Junipero. Kelly lost her daughter at a young age. She visits San Junipero but she doesn’t want to stay because her daughter died before she could go to San Junipero, and her husband chose to die without it as well. [spoiler alert] They fall in love, get married and live out their life in San Junipero.
Month: June 2019
Childhood friends Marcus Kim (Randall Park) and Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) meet again after 16 years. They were once best friends, but after their fallout following their first sex, they pursued entirely different lives. Sasha is now a successful celebrity chef and Marcus is a stoner and a local band frontman working for his dad’s air conditioning business.
Three teenage kleptomaniacs meet at a Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting. They don’t have much in common, except that they all have their own troubles. Elodie just moved to Portland after her mother’s death. Tabitha, a beautiful girl with wealthy parents, seems to have a perfect life but has an abusive boyfriend. Moe has a dad in jail.
I thoroughly enjoyed Luckiest Girl Alive. I really identified with the protagonist TifAni. I too have love and hate relationship with my body image and my food. While it isn’t central to the plot, it plays a critical role in describing TifAni’s psyche. And I have attended prestigious private school as a non-wealthy outsider. Knoll was really spot on about people who come from old money and people who don’t and therefore have to fake it ’till they make it. The pressure of maintaining the facade of a perfect life is something I know all too well.