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CULTURE | TRUTH | INTELLIGENCE

When traditionalists think of a sex party, they imagine an underground network of masked perverts who enjoy getting drunk or high to engage in anonymous, aggressive sex. In the midst of the #MeToo era when so much of the world seems to be struggling with consent, there are signs that the highly organized world of kink appears to have the answer.

Vida is the TV show of my queer Chicana dreams. Watching it is like an extremely on point targeted ad on Instagram — like wait, how did you know I needed this very specific thing? It’s like that but with spot-on Latinx storytelling about the messy lives of Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, who come back to East LA after their mom, Vidalia aka Vida, dies, and take over the bar their mom owned and managed.