Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ Austen Adaptation Is Physically Painful to Watch

Netflix’s new rendition of persuasionwhich premiered Friday, has already been taking a lot of hits for its use of anachronistic language. Why? Plenty of other Jane Austen adaptations take the anachronistic route—see Clueless or Fire Island—and have been with with critical acclaim. But while this persuasion blends Regency-era gowns with 2020s-styled language (a la Sofia …

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