Riverdale’s Betty and the Death of the Nice Girl

What happens after Archie Comics’ Betty Cooper stops 1) being so hopelessly in love with Archie Andrews, and 2) being a Nice Girl? In this video, we explore how Riverdale gives a modern update to Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and digs into her pathological Niceness, and how this reflects the death of the Nice Girl in our culture—and what’s left after the Niceness is no more.