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Gossip Girl 2.0 may be woke. But its hot-for-teacher subplot could raise eyebrows

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Entertainment Spotlight
July 29, 2021
'Gossip Girl' 2.0 may be 'woke.' But its hot-for-teacher subplot could raise eyebrows

The new iteration of “Gossip Girl” prides itself on being more progressive than the original — many have used the term “woke” — in both the stories it tells and the characters around which it revolves. The series is capable of being risqué, even depicting nudity, without depicting a sexually inappropriate encounter. Until it does.

A hoary pop culture trope appears in the fourth episode: Teacher and student seem to consummate their attraction. Here's why the subplot may raise some eyebrows.

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