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— by Christian Angeles: As someone who grew up in the exact era and age of the show’s characters, what I really like about Pen15 is how painfully authentic it is. From first kisses to first drinks, interracial best friendships, and the guilt of masturbating, Pen15 has been unafraid to address issues of growing up in the early 2000s era. Which is why it has been praised by numerous critics as genuine in its depiction: both of its ignorance and of the era’s awkward uncertainty. Particularly, when compared to today’s norms of both race and gender…

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