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    Critics Nodding About Neflix’s ‘Nanette’

    The special Nanette, released in June showcasing Australian Hannah Gadsby, has left viewers floored — and grasping for definitions. Is it stand-up? Commentary? A one-woman show? Gadsby talks candidly about her personal interactions with sexism, assault and homophobia, but with jokes. Even those who don’t find it genre-bending, or funny, might appreciate her intricate and unique structure. And it’s not often a queer and female comedian reaches such a wide audience, cultivated by Netflix, which has got critics buzzing about what other consciousness-raising comedy the service means to stream.

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