Grand Army is an American teen drama streaming television series created by Katie Cappiello that will premiere on Netflix on October 16, 2020.
It is loosely based on Cappiello’s Slut: The Play. After one season, the show was canceled in June 2021.
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Created by Katie Cappiello, ‘Netflix’s teen drama series ‘Grand Army’ is partially based on her critically acclaimed work ‘Slut: The Play’. The majority of the plot revolves around the fictional Grand Army High School, which is named after the historic Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York.
‘Grand Army,’ despite having a plethora of characters, focuses on five individuals who come from diverse financial and cultural backgrounds and have vastly different personalities. The show occupies the same social consciousness space as ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation,’ exploring it through the evolving perspective of adolescence.
Joey Del Marco (Odessa A’zion) is a free-spirited and outspoken Stuyvesant Town young feminist.
Dominique Pierre (Odley Jean) is a therapist who comes from a poor Haitian immigrant family in East New York. Siddhartha Pakam (Amir Bacteria) is a Jackson Heights-born second-generation Hindu Indian.
He is attempting to enroll at Harvard University as both an accomplished athlete and a brilliant student. Jayson Jackson (Maliq Johnson) is a gifted saxophonist from Spanish Harlem.
Leila Kwan Zimmer (Amalia Yoo) is the adopted racially Chinese daughter of an Upper West Side white Jewish couple. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
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“Grand Army” debuted on Netflix in October 2020, garnering a small but devoted following.
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“Grand Army” shares many similarities with the HBO original Euphoria in that it follows a group of teens who are all dealing with their own problems but are linked by running in the same circles and attending the same school. “Grand Army” looks at issues that…
The word rape appears in this story. This article contains spoilers for “Grand Army.”
“Grand Army” debuted on Netflix in October 2020, garnering a small but devoted following. “Grand Army” shares many similarities with the HBO original Euphoria in that it follows a group of teens who are all dealing with their own problems but are linked by running in the same circles and attending the same school.
“Grand Army” delves into issues that teens face on a daily basis, such as the complexities of social media and Generation Z’s fear of school shootings and bombings.
All of the characters face issues such as AP class stress and relationship problems. However, the show delves deeper into how each character’s trauma, race, culture, sexuality, and gender affect how they navigate life and their experiences.
“Grand Army” is an ensemble piece.
But it was Joey Del Marco’s storyline that drew my attention.
Joey is played by Odessa A’zion, an actress. Joey is an outspoken feminist with a close-knit friend group, a romance simmering with Tim, another friend group member, and a desire to be the dance team captain.
At first glance, viewers believe Joey’s main storyline will revolve around her romance with Tims and her complicated relationship with her father.
But then, in the middle of episode three, Joey was raped in the backseat of a cab by two of her closest friends. Tim, who was about to become her boyfriend, sits back and watches.