Don’t Call It a recap
This season was never about love. Maybe it’s because on some innate level, women who understand contouring can’t love a man with a biological perm.
Against the odds, the show has delivered a surprising study in female agency.
Brooke’s revelation that she has had relationships with women presented an opportunity for the show to have a modern conversation about sexuality. Instead, it highlighted Australia's cracked relationship with LGBTQI+ culture.
The ultimate goal of the show isn’t to find love, but to act like a labrador that suddenly got transported into a beautiful woman’s body.
The most recent Bachelorette fundamentally changed the show's standing. And set an incredibly high bar for the incoming Bachelor.
It's the strangest examination of Australian masculinity since Germaine Greer encouraged us to “humanise the penis.”