‘A Teacher’: Another Show Glorifying Student-Teacher Sexual Relationships?

‘A Teacher’: Another Show Glorifying Student-Teacher Sexual Relationships?
Photo: 'A Teacher'/Hulu Hollywood has an ugly history of depicting intimate relationships in very problematic ways. There is a long list of movies and TV shows that have depicted toxic relationships as something to be desired, such as Suicide Squad (2016), Sex & the City (1998-2004), and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). The industry has been facing a lot of backlash on this issue, especially after the rise of the third-wave feminist movement. Additionally, a deeply problematic niche in this category is the depiction of student-teacher relationships. They have been perceived as glorifying abuse and making them seem like an attractive and exciting “forbidden love.” The latest show to face similar backlash is the new FX on Hulu series A Teacher. It stars Kate Mara as Claire, an English teacher who has an affair with her student and Sat tutee Eric, played by Nick Robinson of Love, Simon (2018). The show is
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