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Review: In 'Butterfly,' gender identity is at the heart of Hulu's new family drama

Maxine, though at times perceptive (too perceptive, maybe), is also acting out of confusion, in order to please or manipulate her parents, without understanding that she's doing either. Some of what she does is designed to get her father back into their house. Wanting them to be "a normal family again," Maxine gives a cold shoulder to Stephen’s new girlfriend (Amy Huberman, sympathetic, not the usual interloping caricature) and sabotages Vicky’s long-in-coming return to dating. Maxine’s a special kid, but a kid all the same.

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