Y: The last person used Nancy Pelosi and Ivanka Trump to complicate the story

The audience may feel familiar with the first three episodes Y: The last person, which one First broadcast on Hulu’s FX September 13th.The show uses the widest angle of the 2002 comic series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra Y: The last person, Activated when all mammals with Y chromosomes die suddenly, except for a New Yorker and his pet monkey. But compared with comics, TV dramas need more time to cultivate and humanize female characters. Part of this process involves zooming in on the political arc of the early appearance and disappearance of comics: parties vying for control of the White House. This fight is a highlight of the first season of the show. Despite the fantasy elements, it seems a lot like the stories in the daily news for the past five years.

Jennifer Brown, played by Diane Lane, is a senator. When all the men in her superiors died, she suddenly became the President of the United States. Sometimes she feels like an echo of the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. One of her rivals, Kimberly Cunningham, is the daughter of an ambitious, politically involved conservative male president who has just passed away. (At the beginning of the story, Kimberley was using her new book on a talk show, Abolish the demise of culture and conservative dignity.) Actor Amber Tamblyn talked about Looking forward to Ivanka Trump As inspiration for playing this role. The third extremely conservative character appears later in the story, and her views are reminiscent of Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (Marjorie Taylor Greene).

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When asked about the similarities, the host Eliza Clark laughed. “These similarities clearly exist,” she told Polygon. “I don’t want to say shyly,’What are you talking about?'”

Clark said she and Y: The last person The screenwriter team did draw some inspiration from the current politics, but one of their main goals in making this show was to ensure that the characters are not imitated or imitated, and that they are more representative of some of the major cultural tensions in the United States today. “The problem is that Marjorie Taylor Greene is bigger than Marjorie Taylor Greene,” she said. “When Marjorie Taylor Greene is no longer in office, there will be another Marjorie Taylor Greene. I don’t care much about Marjorie Taylor Greene, but I am interested What created this conspiracy idea, this exclusive American first idea. It all fascinates me.”

Clark said that Tablin’s role was not only inspired by Ivanka Trump-“You can find many president’s daughters for this role, and she’s her own person.” But it’s true that we learn from the reality familiar to American audiences. It helps to focus the story and make it more believable, despite the large fantasy elements.

“My main goal in the first season is to adopt this high-concept, world-building idea, and really build it on people you know, or people you are afraid of, but you can see yourself or see you People you know,” Clark said. “It’s about creating 3D characters with jagged edges, they have things you like, even if you think they are scary.”

One of Clark’s biggest goals in this play is to get rid of the gender essentialism of some comics. Women are conceived in a broad and simple way, mainly because of their love for old gender roles. She has the same goal for the political plot because the writer tries to overcome the simple idea that all liberals are X and all conservatives are Y.

A close-up of Diane Lane as President Brown in

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“Part of the fun of this season’s political story is that in terms of evading dualism,’Democrats and Republicans’ are the dualisms we insist on in our world,” Clark said. “But within these parties, there are huge differences in opinions. I am very proud of the way that Republican women are portrayed here. They are very different from each other. They must reach a truce agreement because they have very different ideas about what should happen. .”

Politician in Y: The last person There are also very different views on what happens to all men. Initially, they assumed that the United States was facing a false foreign biological attack, and they were divided on how to respond. This raises a question that will bother anyone watching this series: Will the TV show follow Vaughan’s comics about “What Killed the Man?” Question, by keeping any answers until the end of the story, and then providing a variety of possible reasons to choose your own reasons?

“I like the way this book deals with this problem,” Clark said. “I think it’s not that interesting. What happened to everyone who had a Y chromosome. Because it’s not true. It’s a thought experiment. For me, the more interesting question is,’What is the philosophy of formation, What is the formed group? What are the organized ways of thinking about what is happening, and the way we decide to find the answer? How does this create a group identity?

“So I’m very interested in paranoia and conspiracy, and I’m interested in the religious groups that formed after the incident. I said, “Oh, this is definitely not what happened. “Perhaps this explains my identity as a writer and my interest in stories. For me, when I read science fiction [with a mystery element], I want to say,’Well, keep going because I don’t care. ‘”

So this show will never really solve the “how did a man die?” question? In response, Clark laughed again. “Do you really need to know?” she asked. “I do think we will solve and answer some of the mysterious elements. I am not only amusing the audience, never explaining, because I also don’t like the way of telling stories. But I am about how people organize their opinions about what happened. Views are more interested in what actually happened.”