This is a must-read for fans of Mr. Robot. Last week’s episode entitled “eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko” brought, according to the New York Times, the show’s “most explicit depiction of the Muslim experience in America.”
Writer-director Sam Esmail grew up in an Egyptian-Muslim family in America, and has said that his background helped not only to inform his work but make him identify with the outsider characters he often creates. Producer, writer and technology expert Kor Adana also remarked about the episode. “We took inspiration from the rise of white nationalism, the Muslim travel ban, and even how darker skinned mass murderers are labeled differently than white ones. But honestly, some of this came from our own encounters with racism and Islamophobia. My parents are from Turkey, so I’ve had to deal with it before. I know that Sam had experiences growing up as an Egyptian kid in New Jersey. Those incidents definitely colored our political climate in a very personal way.”
CLICK for the New York Time’s analysis about the episode.