TV Club: South Park: “Stunning And Brave”

Whenever South Park returns for a new season, part of the excitement is seeing what news stories Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been loading up on during the show’s break. Lord knows that the summer of 2015 has given them plenty of current events ripe for skewering, so when it was announced yesterday that season 19 would kick off by focusing on Caitlyn Jenner coming out as a transgender woman, the internet went abuzz. Would Parker and Stone support the lionization of Jenner? Would they make fun of it? Or would they find that South Park sweet spot of doing both?

Turns out the answer is none of the above. Despite the press tease and title of the episode, “Stunning And Brave” has little to do with Jenner specifically (we never even get to see her), and everything to do with the huge umbrella of outrage culture. When …

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