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In perfect harmony with the national trend, our class has literally gone crazy for the TV series for weeks O’ mar for and now we only speak Neapolitan to each other! After all, the great success of the series is under everyone’s eyes so as to arouse reflections and analyzes everywhere, so we too wondered why it has suddenly become so famous among adolescents (and not only).

The narrative focuses on the difficult reality of a group of teenagers within the IPM of Naples, following the human and educational path of each of the characters. in a direct and so engaging way that even if they seem to live in a very different reality from ours, we feel them deeply close, as if we’ve known them forever, as if they were our friends.

They all come from dramatic or complex, family, economic, personal experiences. To these are added the difficulties related to prison life and those related to complicated sentimental situations in which the guys, however, are unable to be truly “free”.

Let us think, for example, of Gemma, a fragile adolescent who, following the death of her father, gets lost in a relationship full of physical and psychological violence which not only leads her into the IPM, but from which she is unable to go out, as if he were allied with his “executioner” without reacting, choosing to continue to suffer. She apparently understands that hers is a “toxic” relationship, yet, for a long time, she stays in it. Why?

Then we are reminded of the words of Dr. Marco Michelini who, in the article Woman man-man woman talking about heterosexuality, underlines how too often it is referred only to a generic concept of “erotic tendency” while perhaps it concerns much deeper aspects of human reality, so it can happen that “this term often hides a devaluation, a negation, an oppression, not to mention a hatred on the part of males” …and with women who they believe in their inferiority because they believed in rational and religious thought”…that is, women fall in love with violent people because they think they deserve it…because someone made them believe that it is right.

However, there are also women who apparently seem “strong” and seem to know exactly what they want, such as Rosa Ricci, who, in the series, is the daughter of a camorra boss and deliberately gets herself arrested (by shooting a man in the legs! ) to carry out his father’s revenge within the IPM. She is dominated by, but also complicit in, the power that the family exercises over her and (at least initially) she is precisely one of those women, as Dr. Michelini that to have a recognized role they partially give up their female identity by becoming a little male… that is, she acts tough but in reality she has to “play” the role of the boss’s daughter, respecting the mafia principles and the violent rules of her brother and father who force her” to lose a part of herself…

But how does it come out?

Perhaps the key is Carmine, Chiattillo or Cardiotrap, guys who despite having committed very serious “mistakes” (for which they ended up in the IPM) have not lost the ability to love, they defend it even in prison, trying to maintain their humanity and looking for a nice relationship with the girls … and perhaps the key are also Iranian women, who rebel against violence risking their lives in the squares together with their companions … and then … and then also all the women or men who every day , in their own small way, they defend their ability to love and to be free.


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