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Bridgerton is a Fan Fiction About Today

Bridgerton may abound with corsets, titles, and marriage plots, but make no mistake: this is a show about today. This Regency-era period drama presents a society that feels oddly familiar: one obsessed with publicly sharing private details and harshly unforgiving of incorrect behavior; where old-fashioned masculinity is ailing and women are gaining power; and where it remains a rarity for people to make decisions guided by love. Here’s our Take on what Bridgerton’s sexed-up, scandalous Regency England has got to say about our 21st-century society.