20 Big Differences Between Big Little Lies: The Show and The Book It’s Based On

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Bonnie Has A Dark Backstory

Differences Between Big Little Lies The Show and The Book


Oh, Bonnie, how HBO has wronged you. Zoë Kravitz’s role was severely underwritten, especially compared to the white women’s stories, and by removing her motive to commit manslaughter, the narrative *and* the character were both done a disservice. While fans can argue that this was changed in order to hammer home themes of sisterhood, Bonnie’s original inspiration to become involved in the fray was her own experiences hiding from an abusive father during her childhood. It’s directly correlated to the argument at hand regarding Perry’s treatment of Celeste in front of their son, and the dramatic twist is more of a split-second decision and less of an actual accident.

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