Could this real-life Nazi salute incident have inspired Netflix's 'The Chair'?

 

September 3, 2021

Eliza Morse/Netflix

Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass in "The Chair."

This article originally appeared on Alma. Light spoilers ahead for "The Chair."

"The Chair," Netflix's new six-part dramedy set in the English department of a fictional Ivy League school, is about a lot of things: existing as a woman of color in academia, workplace sexual tension, parenthood, grief, Sandra Oh's incredible double-breasted jackets.

It's also about a casual Nazi salute - if there is such a thing - which occurs during the first episode and reverberates throughout the rest of the series.

That moment, replayed and refracted, becomes a way for the show's writers to explore cancel...



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