Friendship is complicated. It is one thing in life that gets more complicated with age, time, and circumstance. But friendship is also one of those things that you hope for the best, you want the best, and always prepare yourself for it to be a bumpy ride.
But that’s friendship. It’s a rollercoaster ride. But the truth about friendship is that it would be a lot easier if we were honest and just said what was on our mind. There are a lot of things that would change in the world. We spend a lot of time keeping things inside, because the truth hurts.
And it sometimes makes us question a lot of things in life.
For Jules, the big truth is Ruby. And yet, the way that they’ve set up this season, you really don’t know if you are rooting for or against her. You don’t know if she’s pure of heart or if she really wants to come between Jules and Madison.
And to be honest, I’ve ventured on the side of her wanting to break up Madison and Jules friendship. Part of me thinks that she genuinely wants to lift Madison up, but if we’re being honest, definitely not sure that even that is genuine.
Jules and Madison have a great friendship and I am excited for them to take their trip to Greece. Living out your dreams is so important – something that we should all do.
But of course, as they are trying to immerse themselves in Greece, Ruby shows up. Jules feels a little threatened – okay a lot – by Ruby and she’s obviously annoyed that she is there. She’s not going to be like bitch be gone, but she should. There’s a point where you set limits and boundaries.
And I don’t think that Madison is seeing how it’s affecting Jules, because I think for Madison she sees this as a career opportunity and she doesn’t want to alienate Ruby. And you can’t even really be mad at Jules for feeling threatened, but I also wonder if she see’s that she did this before – just with a boyfriend.
Finding where you draw the line in friendships isn’t an easy thing. But these two – Madison and Jules – need to communicate what is happening and what they are feeling.
Madison sure the fuck is not seeing the seeing the situation for what it is. But I don’t think that any of these friends are seeing situations for what they are. And it’s not exactly easy to see any situation, because as we all grow and change, we realize what was and what is, but we also get scared.
Stella’s having to realize that she’s getting older in one of the worst ways. She got called “Ma’am.” Lord, I remember my first Ma’am. Was not pretty.
As much as I think that it bugs Stella, she’s realizing that everything for her is changing, but admitting it is part of the problem.
But before we can dig too deep into that, Ruby shows up at the bar when Stella, Jules, and Izzy are hanging out. She’s gotten them all VIP boxes and passed for the Pink Summer Music Festival. Stella and Izzy are excited to go. But Jules is like it’s not my thing.
Ruby tries to tell her Madison wants her to come, but they keep going back and forth, and pushing things back and forth to each other. But Jules isn’t going to back down because she’s hurting.
And even when Madison shows up at her house and tries to get her to come, she’s still resistant. But at least she finally lets Madison know that she’s weary of Ruby. Madison is making excuse (or educating) for Ruby, saying that she comes on strong, but that’s just how she makes friends. Jules is like we have Greece, this is good.
Oh Jules, this will come back to haunt you. Never say that, because you just cursed Greece.
The thing is, FOMO will get you and it definitely has gotten Jules at this point. I’m proud that she goes and waits in that long ass line to get in. When she got to the front, and her wristband didn’t work, I wanted to believe that Ruby was good, but I would not be shocked if she tried to exile Jules.
It doesn’t matter how old we get, friendship remains complicated. I think that Jules getting in festival jail with someone and seeing that she can help a teenager put their friendships back together makes her feel empowered. And part of that feeling of empowerment because of her and Madison having put themselves first. Their friendship first.
But remember how I said that Jules should have never said that they would have Greece? Well that’s about to go out the window and it kinda is gonna solidify more for me that Ruby is shady.
I want Madison to get her company off the ground – I do. I respect her hustle. But I also am just like WOAH when she doesn’t tell Jules that she can’t do Greece or even talk to Jules before agreeing on going on tour with Ruby and her client in Australia.
And with Jules finding out from someone else, that broke her. She is finding way too much out from everyone else. She and Madison having this argument, this breakdown of trust, isn’t an easy thing to watch. Because friendships are complicated, but also because neither one of them are seeing things from the other side.
It’s not that Jules doesn’t trust Madison, she doesn’t want to loose her. She’s jealous of Ruby and it doesn’t make sense, but it does to her. It does because it doesn’t matter the age that we get to, we still have our insecurities and our wants to change things. Our insecurities shouldn’t define us, but the are a big part of us.
And every moment in this episode, watching Jules and Madison break, felt like addressing all of their insecurities and also felt as though a reminder that we all need to overcome and move past them. We need to find joy in everything. We need to trust our friends.
We need to trust ourselves.
Sometimes it’s in the little moments that we find the biggest things about ourselves.
And sometimes the biggest moments we find that we don’t have to hold ourselves together alone.
Our friends are there for us.
- Stella has to get credit for all her growth and change
- Stella realizing that she doesn’t want to be drugged or hung over to be around Liv and Bruno
- Stella truly has lived a life.
- Izzy breaking down over her breakup, I feel for her. I am so glad Stella was the one that was there for her.
Season 2 of Dollface is streaming now on Netflix.