These four steps will lead to a perfect selfie, according to Jacqueline Voorhees. (Photos: Netflix)
The only excuse for not knowing what a selfie is at this point is if you were living underground—so say hello to Kimmy Schmidt, the ginger protagonist of Tina Fey’s new Netflix series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper, was held prison in an underground doomsday cult for the last 15 years. After being set free, she decided to move to New York City to follow her dreams and of course, to learn about what she’s missed out on over the years in terms of pop culture.
In Episode 4, “Kimmy Goes to the Doctor,” she accompanies a wealthy Upper East Sider, Jacqueline Voorhees played by 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski, to the plastic surgeon’s office. “I can get rid of your scream lines,” the plastic surgeon tells Schmidt. He also shows her that he can give her a new face that isn’t recognizable by the media, he later tells her. Schmidt is tempted, but then realized that she only wanted to get a new face to solve her deeper, unresolved problems, like the nightmares she has of her cult captor, the Reverend. “Changing your outside isn’t going to fix what’s wrong inside. We’re just covering up our problems,” she declares.
The sappy lesson on inner beauty aside, though, the best advice from the show comes at the beginning of the episode, when Voorhees teaches Schmidt how to take the perfect selfie. “Think about baby ducks so your eyes look kind,” she advises. These days, selfies feel like an inescapable part of our everyday lives, so why not make it look good?
Practice makes perfect when it comes to selfies. (Photos: Netflix)