F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan and Larry David's daughter Cazzie. What do these three seemingly disparate people have in common? They all emerged as voices of their very distinct generations.
We don't want to call it too early, but no one has been able to capture the essence of what it means to be a Millennial quite like Cazzie David in her four-part web series Eighty-Sixed. Sure, Lena Dunham took a stab with Girls, but more often than not we were left feeling annoyed at its lack of reality and relatability. So, when we sank our sardonic-loving teeth into Eighty-Sixed, we knew all was right in the world again and no longer felt the need to supplement happiness with Unicorn Frappuccinos.
The 23-year-old multihyphenate plays Remi, a kvetch, much like her delightful, nebbish father’s character on Curb Your Enthusiasm. In an effort to "win" her recent breakup, Remi will stop at nothing to maintain her social media façade. When a well-meaning gal pal tags her in an inspirational Facebook post, she immediately drives to the friend’s house and demands she cry hacker so no one will believe Remi was intentionally tagged. Eighty-Sixed is not the whiny, privileged depiction of Millennials to which we've grown accustomed. It's smart, it's sharp, it's neurotic and we’re foaming at the mouth waiting for the Netflix deal to happen.
So, instead of spending the afternoon watching Winnie the baby hippo on loop (not an ounce of judgment here—she’s our desktop wallpaper), we suggest sampling a short episode or two of Eighty-Sixed.