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Queenie is a rejection of the ‘strong Black woman’ stereotype – and a celebration of ‘messy’ quarter life

Jenni Ramone, Nottingham Trent University

Reviews of Channel 4’s new sitcom, Queenie, are divided. The good reviews have praised the show’s authenticity, while the negative ones have called it “crude” and “bland”. Having watched the show, I wonder if the real problem is that reviewers have expected the show to deliver on every count – and they want a heroine who represents the “strong Black woman”.

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