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The Half of It: A Modern Symposium on Love

How Plato’s The Symposium encapsulates Alice Wu’s exploration of love

Theatrical poster for Alice Wu’s The Half of It
Alice Wu’s The Half of It

Warning: contains spoilers

When Netflix released Alice Wu’s The Half of It on May 1st, hype circulated over the protagonist’s intersectional identity. Asian and lesbian, Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) shows us the challenges of being closeted and Chinese in a…

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