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‘The Mindy Project’s’ Lang Fisher on Writing Mindy as a White Man in the Age of Trump

‘The Mindy Project’s’ Lang Fisher on Writing Mindy as a White Man in the Age of Trump
The Mindy Project” writer Lang Fisher first wrote the episode “Mindy Lahiri Is a White Man” before President Trump was elected. In it, Mindy (Mindy Kaling) wakes up one morning to find herself in the body of a white man, played by Ryan Hansen, which opens her up to a whole world of privilege that she exploits to the best of her ability.

“I was honestly writing it during the campaigns… without knowing the results of the election,” Fisher told IndieWire in a phone interview. “I was absolutely channeling the fact that Donald Trump could do the worst possible things and get away with it. And Hillary [Clinton] had one email scandal and it tanked her. She’s the most capable person who’s ever been up for political office and people just hated her.

“So absolutely that played a part in this script,” she continued. “There was some initial concerns
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