I May Destroy You

I May Destroy You

A personal and timely account of sexual trauma and one of 2020's most extraordinary dramas

The Very Best

8.1

TV Show

United Kingdom
English, Italian, Twi
Drama
2020
Michaela Coel, Paapa Essiedu, Weruche Opia
30 min

What it's about

Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella, a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must question and rebuild every element of her life.

The take

Arabella is a Twitter-famous writer from London who has one night to submit a draft of her second book. She gives herself an hour's break that night to go out for a drink with a close friend. When she gets back, she realizes that far more than one hour had passed, that she had blacked out, and that she had bruises all over her body. Like the excellent Chewing Gum, the BBC/HBO miniseries I May Destroy You is a Michaela Coel one-woman show: she is the showrunner, the writer, co-director, and leading actress. And whatever Coel touches, she makes it personal and without compromises. I May Destroy you is based on her experience of being sexually assaulted while making Chewing Gum. To make sure she told this story right, she turned down a $1 million deal from Netflix over creative ownership. It is not only dizzyingly told and brave, but also original and funny. A timely drama if there ever was one!

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