Television is a simulation of real life when we can’t — or don’t want to — access real life directly.
Television’s Reinvention and the Era of Post-Enlightenment
Hossein Derakhshan

But the simulation now includes ubiquitous images of female empowerment, the replacement of male characters with “female men”, homosexuality, and frequent mixed-race relationships which are not the reality of most people. How strange that art should imitate a life most people will never experience.