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Emily in Paris is full of clichés, but you’ll still binge-watch it

Darren Star, the Sex and the City and Younger creator has struck again. This time, it’s in the shape of a young Chicago-born woman, who is landing her dream job in Paris. She gets the opportunity to work for a luxury marketing firm in Paris. Okay, what else?

Netflix’s Emily in Paris has taken us to the French capital city, and one thing is certain – the clichés are overflowing.

With only 10 episodes, you will be left wanting more, no matter how clichés you will see in the show.

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Who needs to speak French in France?

Emily is a portrait of ignorance and arrogance. She doesn’t speak French, moves into a high-class 5th arrondissement, and puts on a bucket hat without irony. And she says to her new colleagues that their language is fucked up.

Emily in Paris is full of clichés about Paris and Parisians

According to this series, Paris is a place where fresh flowers match the color of your outfit, and a lace crop top is a piece you choose when you go running. 

Emily in Paris has somehow managed to list every possible cliché about Paris and its inhabitants, from the perception of Parisians as arrogant and mean, flirtatious men everywhere, the love affairs, the dog poo, the yummy pain au chocolat, to the red berets. 

Emily in Paris: Netflix's portrait of American narcissism is even harder to  watch in France.

Darren Star portrays the French people as slouchy, snobby, and skinny smokers who love seduction and soirees. Emily in Paris feels like it should crumble under the weight of all that sparkle and cliché. And yet – you will hate it, but you will also watch all of it.

Lily Collins, or Emily, spends her days strolling around Instagram-photogenic places in 80s outfits. She dines at expensive restaurants, and, most importantly, she learns the rules of having lovers in the ‘French’ way. All this is happening while she wants to teach the French people a thing or two.

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Another thing worth mentioning, anyone who has lived in France, especially Paris, knows that a “Chambre de bonne” isn’t a one-bedroom apartment. It is the smallest one-room studio you have ever seen, which includes your kitchen and bathroom (if you are lucky). Yes, you would need to share the toilet, and it is outside your studio. 

Emily in Paris': The most unrealistic moments

Also, if you mistake your door in your building, your neighbor probably won’t be a handsome young man who happens to speak good English, but it will probably be a rather angry person who will shout at you for being an idiot and destroying their door lock. 

However, it is a good escape from reality 

Emily in Paris has spent 5 days as one of the top ten shows in Australia, not just for a series but across all titles. Why are we watching this when we have so many ripe alternatives? Well, we think part of the appeal must lie in the beautiful outfits and the episodes that are easy to escape into. At a time when we cannot travel as much as we want, it is good to see those beautiful sceneries of Paris, and dream of better times.   

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Gwyneth Paltrow released her first vibrator

Gwyneth Paltrow is no stranger to selling a variety of wonderful wellness products, like her bondage-style bras, vagina-scented candles, and crystal-infused water bottles.

Gwyneth Paltrow on her healthy lifestyle platform Goop has sold vibrators for many years, but the brand has never created one. Until now. 

When you think of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness brand, Goop, expensive vagina-related products probably come to mind. Who remembers the gold vibrator that cost $15,000? We certainly do! Oh, and do you remember the controversial jade egg or the 24-karat gold sex toy? And no one can forget the instantly-viral candle – “This Smells like My Vagina” that sold out in two hours. 

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Well, this Valentine’s Day, Goop added an item to their repertoire: the brand’s first vibrator.

Meet Gwyneth Paltrow’s extraordinary vibrator 

She announced her vibrator with an original post on Instagram. It is a pink and white vibrator, which is sold for $95 on the brand’s site. The intimate ‘wand’ doubles as a ‘massager’ and comes equipped with practical parts, such as a battery with an LED display. The vibrator has already sold out – and has a growing waitlist.

The new Double-Sided Wand Vibrator includes a bendy, slim end for internal or clitoral or internal stimulation and a ball-shaped wand for external vibrations. Both sides offer 8 pulsating patterns, and they vary in intensity. So, you will get 64 different combinations to choose from.

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The vibrator’s LED battery life is one of the features that you will appreciate the most.  It allows you to see how much charge you have left, thus you will avoid the awkward moment when your toy dies just as things are getting so much better. Her team spent a year and a half developing the vibrator, and they accomplished creating a toy that is pure art.  

They also wanted the vibrator to be user-friendly and versatile for anyone, regardless of people’s experience level. So, the vibrator’s pulsating patterns and unique sensations will bring satisfaction to an experienced vibrator user, but it will also be approachable for a first-time user. 

Of course, the vibrator’s silicone is “body-safe” and hypo-allergenic as well as chemical-free. 

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Sex is an important topic for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop

Sex is always an important topic for her brand Goop. The media empire is constantly boosting interest in sexuality and health through a series of announcements, workshops, podcasts, and even Netflix’s new The Goop Lab, which it’s a must-watch! 

Goop’s marketing department insists that vibrators not only help you experience sexual pleasure but also improve sleep, mood, and reduce stress.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand always aims to help eliminate shame and encourage sexual exploration. Thira Burns, MS, Goop’s director of product development, wellness, said “We start by listening to experts—and in this case, the best experts are women who are in pursuit of pleasure and seeking more. Through dialogue at past In Goop Health wellness summits, focus groups, and the response to our Netflix show, we learned that there was some simple utility missing from some of the most popular devices.”

What are you waiting for? It’s time for some intensive vibrations! 

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