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Watching Netflix Spanish series: “Elite” — Spain and sin

26 Oct

elite-season-2Elite is an insanely watchable series about gorgeous under-age Spanish kids in an elite private colegio doing all-conceivable-manner of illegal, delightfully twisted and boundary-pushing shit.  It’s a work of what one might call the ‘Movida pija’, super-saturated with what remains a central ethical, psychological and aesthetic pillar of Spanish Catholic civilization even in a post-Catholic Spain: transgression.  It’s a telenovela “on crack”, as we used to say back in the day, till folks started saying “on steroids”.

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One is tempted to think that the Spanish psyche’s shadow projection creates Inquisitions, puritanism, strongmen, and dictators just so that it can break the rules imposed on it and flip a finger at the world.

Check it out:

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