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Michaela Coel Of ‘I May Destroy You’ On Trauma, Levity And The Space Between

Michaela Coel's "I Will Destroy You" has been described as "the most sublimely unsettling show of the year."
Michaela Coel's "I Will Destroy You" has been described as "the most sublimely unsettling show of the year."

HBO’s “I May Destroy You,” the latest project from British actress and writer Michaela Coel, is getting a lot of eyeballs.

The series follows a young writer named Arabella, who is sexually assaulted after her drink is spiked at a bar. Based on Coel’s own life, it exploresconsent and trauma – and the unexpected moments of levity on the path to healing.

From Vulture:

We talk with Coel about her vision for “I May Destroy You,” and the art of writing through trauma.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.