Netflix’s “Emily in Paris” is like a comfort
food that’s trying to sell itself as a Gen Z
version “Sex and the City” (it’s not).
The show revolves around Emily
(played by Lily Collins), who moves from
Chicago to Paris and watches her Instagram
explode to 25,000 followers.
However, Instagram influencers
are reportedly rolling their eyes at
the portrayal of their industry.
“People in Paris are really tired of this,” said
Monica de La Villardière, a Canadian living in Paris.
“She’s trying to find the easiest way to
get more and more followers who respond
to these kinds of clichés,” Lamia Laugh,
another real influencer added.
French media’s reviews of “Emily in Paris” are also
relatively scathing for an easy binge Netflix series.
French publication RTL wrote, “Rarely had
we seen so many clichés on the French capital
since the Parisian episodes of ‘Gossip Girl’”.
A reviewer for Sens Critique added “The writers
may have hesitated for two or three minutes to
stick a baguette under each Frenchman, or even
a beret to clearly distinguish them”