The renowned and award-winning British actress Michaela Coel (‘Chewing Gum’ and ‘Black Mirror’) brought her talents to the screens of HBO with her new series ‘I May Destroy you,’ a drama full of intrigue that begins with a lot of charm but ends with a genuinely sinister twist.
‘I May Destroy You’ is a brave, frank, and highly controversial series that portrays the problems associated with sexual consent that most women experience at some point in their lives. The series explores questions about sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in the current context of romantic relationships, we can differentiate between liberation and exploitation or manipulation.
Coel, besides writing and co-directing the series, plays Arabella, a young writer whose first book made her a little celebrity who is currently working on her second book. But delivering the draft of her second book on time becomes the least of Arabella’s problems. Her life becomes more complicated than usual when she begins to doubt whether she has been abused by one of the people she trusts most.
‘I May Destroy You’ talks about an uncomfortable subject, but that’s precisely why it is a worthwhile series. It is not a series that falls into typical clichés and victimizations. Instead, it is a story that makes us question ourselves and find answers to the situations that make us most uncomfortable about our interpersonal lives.
The series has just premiered on HBO’s streaming platform, so you have no excuse not to follow it from the beginning, so we can all share in the excitement of the upcoming episodes. The second episode of ‘I May Destroy You’ will premiere on June 14th.