Talking about season 1, episode 14, “Gender Bender.” You remember: the white-clay sort-of “Amish” one?

Anyway, it seems to share a lot of the themes and imagery with Midsommar : free love/lots of sex, fun with distorted/altered perception, big serene meadows, but, too, a lot of the beats line up as well: there’s interlopers in this long-isolated commune, there’s a handy showcase of “what we do with our elderly,” there…

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