“The ‘Fleishman’ Effect Has New York Moms Worried,”

— Genevieve Smith, features director, New York

Last week, some colleagues and I were discussing how many of our New York friends in midlife seemed to be spiraling lately, and we realized they have one thing in common: They’d recently finished the FX show Fleishman Is in Trouble. A few days later, I asked the fantastic reporter Caitlin Moscatello to see if our hunch bore out. Three hours later she texted me: “I’ve found 13 women.” Half felt like Rachels, consumed with a panic that they hadn’t yet achieved the financial success they craved. The other half thought they were Libbys, groping to reclaim the promise they once had for themselves. Either way, there are a lot of anxious women who are convinced someone else is living life better.
The Fleishman Effect In a city of Rachels and Libbys, the FX show has some New York moms worried they’re the ones in trouble.
Photo-Illustration: by the Cut
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