A few years have passed since 2007, when the already classic? series called Gossip Girl. Yesterday the new version was released and in a certain way it has all the sense in the world, and on the other, it is a comic nightmare of themes already reiterated to death.
I explain. GG was, in its technological and social moment, incredibly innovative. “A blog? I haven’t seen one of those for years, ”says one of the new characters when he learns that years ago someone had turned the young high society of NY on its head with gossip and text messages. But gentlemen, these are the times of influencers, of social networks, of the era of cancellation: wow, all those things that the series and the books that inspired the original Gossip Girl predicted to teenagers in the form of a soap opera. So nowadays it makes perfect sense, although it is no longer novel to think that a new generation could control the social life of a school, where the most popular woman is no longer the exuberant blonde called Serena, but a beautiful shaved African American. and always perfectly made up called Julien.
I confess that what made me laugh the most was seeing how it is decided on which platform the GG gossip will live. “Twitter is only for conspiracy theories and for Lin-Manuel Miranda,” says a character on the social network (although there several of us live for Lin). That reference, the apparent frequency of Instagram and other constantly highlighted brands, makes something very clear: everything and nothing has changed. Or as the leading voice of the series says: “The important thing is not the truth, but how the story is told, and much more important: who is telling it.” XOXO. _