I May Destroy You: why Michaela Coel's drama is a true TV gamechanger

I May Destroy You: why Michaela Coel's drama is a true TV gamechanger
Novelistic and uncompromising, the Chewing Gum creator’s series about the legacy of sexual assault feels like an ambitious new high point for the small screen

There is a moment in episode one of I May Destroy You likely to send the heart rate of anyone who has ever procrastinated into overdrive. Author Arabella, played by Michaela Coel – also the series’ creator, writer and co-director – is about to pull an all-nighter at her agent’s Soho office. The agitated rap of Little Simz’s Picture Perfect soundtracks her journey on a bus, windows typically filthy, through the streets of London. A Twitter star, she has been signed up to write a follow-up to her hit debut Chronicles of a Fed Up Millennial, a book you imagine could have been glibly sold as “a black, British Sex and the City”.

Except, the all-nighter never happens. Arabella assembles her belongings, which include caffeine tablets,
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