Parisians and French critics are up in arms over Netflix’s romantic comedy series ‘Emily in Paris,’ which stars Lily Collins as an American overcoming all manner of French stereotypes in her pursuit to become a social media guru. Details: https://t.co/x0UFPffpB4 pic.twitter.com/NbOvwnYwY2— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 5, 2020
The show follows 20-something Emily, a junior marketing executive at an American company that acquires a boutique French firm . When Emily's boss is unable to transfer to Paris the company decides to send along young Emily instead to school her French colleagues in the ways of Instagram.
Critic Charles Martin wrote for Premiere: "[In Emily in Paris] we learn that the French are "all bad" (yes, yes), that they are lazy and never arrive at the office before the end of the morning, that they are flirtatious and not really attached to the concept of loyalty, that they are sexist and backward, and of course, that they have a questionable relationship with showering. Yes, no cliché is spared, not even the weakest."
On AlloCiné (a popular tv and film user review site) , Emily in Paris got a 2.9/5 rating
one user wrote: "Embarrassing series, completely wrong image of Paris. It's ridiculous, badly acted. As if Paris was all about fashion, romance, and croissants. No,"
Another wrote, "A series that could have been great if it hadn't caricatured the French. In this series, the French are described as arrogant, dirty, lazy, mean, bitter ... but luckily this young American arrives to explain to us how life works. It's just deplorable, I wonder why French actors agreed to star in this series."
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ONTD french users, do you believe this show is offensive to french people?