“Scenes like this one make me want to write a long, sprawling love letter to the powers that be at MTV, thanking them for introducing their audiences to a condition that they might be unfamiliar with, and then showing that despite her differences, Lauren is still accepted by her peers. It would have been expected that, because Lauren tends to be so mean, something like this could be used against her by people who she’s bullied. But instead, she’s met with understanding. This might not be possible in actual high school, but it’s possible on MTV, and that’s the first step to getting the rest of the world to act kindly. “

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