Pamela Adlon reveals the mundane project of motherhood to be vast, fluid, and fascinating in its own right.
Susan Fraiman is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her most recent book, Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins (2017), explores domestic precarity and creativity among queer, working-class, immigrant, and other marginal figures. Other works include Cool Men and the Second Sex (2003) and “Pussy Panic versus Liking Animals” (Critical Inquiry, 2012).
“Nomadland” Swerves from the Manly Road Movie
Repeatedly, the film shows this venturesome woman alone at all hours—yet never do we see her fearing or fending off assault.