Diane Nguyen and the Myth of the Tortured Artist

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If I were to distill Diane Nguyen into a few words, they would be: Vietnamese American, woman, feminist, depressed, writer.

If I were to distill Diane Nguyen into a few words, they would be: Vietnamese American, woman, feminist, depressed, writer. Since I’m also a Sad Asian American Writer, you can imagine how much I relate to her. When I described the character to my therapist, she even asked me archly, “Did you write this?” So when Diane finally decided to go on antidepressants after a lot of resistance, I was over the moon. Her health vastly improves in episode 6.10 of BoJack Horseman, “Good Damage”. But there’s just one problem:

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