I Love Dick (TV series)


I Love Dick is an American television series released on Amazon Video . It is based on the same name by Chris Kraus . It was created by Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins. [1] The first pilot on August 19, 2016, and the first season was released on May 12, 2017.

Plot

Chris (Kathryn Hahn) is an unsuccessful New York City-based artist and filmmaker who accompanies his husband Sylvère (Griffin Dunne) to Marfa, Texas where Sylvère is taking up a research fellowship . Upon arrival in Marfa, Chris quickly became infatuated with Sylvère’s fellowship sponsor Dick (Kevin Bacon). Her infatuation with Dick becomes articulated in un-delivered letters to him which are filled with unbounded sexually explicit desires. Her contentious and frustrating interactions with Dick as well as the writing of her confessional letters to him begin to affect her attitudes towards her marriage, work and confidence as an artist and person.

Cast

  • Kevin Bacon as Dick
  • Kathryn Hahn as Chris Kraus
  • Griffin Dunne as Sylvère Lotringer
  • Roberta Colindrez as Devon
  • India Menuez as Toby
  • Lily Mojekwu as Paula
  • Sebastian Cole as Lawrence
  • Erik Alvarez as Sonny
  • Leo Lungaro as Rod

Episodes

No. title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 “Pilot” Jill Soloway Sarah Gubbins August 19, 2016
2 “The Conceptual Fuck” Kimberly Peirce Sarah Gubbins May 12, 2017
3 “Scenes from a Marriage” Andrea Arnold Heidi Schreck May 12, 2017
4 “Ilinx” Andrea Arnold Carla Ching May 12, 2017
5 “A Short History of Weird Girls” Jill Soloway Annie Baker & Heidi Schreck May 12, 2017
6 “This Is Not a Love Letter” Jim Frohna Esti Giordani & Diona Reasonover May 12, 2017
7 “The Barter Economy” Andrea Arnold Dara Resnik May 12, 2017
8 “Cowboys and Nomads” Andrea Arnold Sarah Gubbins & Heidi Schreck May 12, 2017

Reception

I Love Dick has been putting on positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website The Rotten Tomatoes gives the series an approval rating of 88%, based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7 / 10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Adult in the best way, I Love Dick expands the scope of its source material while offering smart, provocative, and funny observations on sexuality and gender roles.” [2] Critical aggregator website Metacritic awarded Season One score of 74, denoting “favorably” reviews. [3]

References

  1. Jump up^ Lowman, Rob (May 5, 2017). “How Amazon’s ‘I Love Dick’ examined a woman’s Bacon obsession” . Los Angeles Daily News . Retrieved May 7, 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ “I Love Dick: Season 1” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved May 13, 2017 .
  3. Jump up^ ” I Love Dick critic reviews” . Metacritic.com. May 12, 2017 . Retrieved 2017-05-20 .

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