It’s arguably trying to do too much — many of the tensions, especially those regarding the racial dynamics of sex work and surrogacy, get lost in the tangle. Yet it’s the first piece of fictional media I’ve seen in months that has made me feel anything… When I want to see my own fatigue and conflict with the misogynist world reflected onscreen, there’s Top of the Lake. It’s a different sort of self-care; instead of muting my confusion and frustration, it acknowledges and amplifies it.
Anne Helen Petersen
September 10, 2017