All for Us: A Euphoric Review

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The Pedestal Project

By Madalyn McKnight

Since the season 1 finale of the hit HBO show Euphoria, I have played the song performed by Zendaya and Labrinth titled, “All For Us”, at least 50 times. The song premiered as the last scene of the season unfolded a heartbreaking setback for Zendaya’s character Rue. It is an ode to how she sees her life and her family and her personal motivations. Aside from outstanding directing, production, and just overall dope aesthetic, this show was relatable, dark, and eye-opening. Having dangerous habits to process trauma has no minimum age, no socioeconomic status, no race. Pain crosses every line, every time, in different ways.

Euphoria/ HBO

In the story that unfolded over the season, we learn that Rue is a drug-addicted teenager, desperate to feel anything after the tragic passing of her father and that the show starts fresh off the heels of…

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I am a young African-American professional who loves to read, engage in intellectually stimulating conversation, and is led by God. Learning is a gateway and opens doors I can never imagine every single day and grateful for what God teaches me. Some lessons are painful and some come easy; I'm just glad I'm alive to experience them. I am also a southern girl with southern charm and I've been told I'm funny too! Follow my blog means following my thoughts and I appreciate you for staying along and sharing my journey!

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