Review: Katherine Ryan, “The Glitter Room” on Netflix

Katherine Ryan, a Canadian native who made her name in Britain on the telly before coming back to North America, has her second stand-up comedy special out on Netflix.

Although Ryan will joke at length about the lengths to which societal customs, including fashion, pressure women back toward longstanding norms, the actual “glitter room” refers to the room her nine-year-old daughter, Violet, has designed for herself in their London flat. Ryan did have to stand up for herself against the protestations of her male contractor, however; and by becoming financially independent enough as a comedian to buy a home and raise her daughter, she proved that she didn’t have to give up her own ambitions and follow a man to Japan.

Even if she jokes that she did give that a try, also.

Read my full review in Decider.

Sean L. McCarthy

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