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‘Atlanta’: Earn’s Inevitable Downfall Is Foreshadowed by White Frat’s Degradation

‘Atlanta’: Earn’s Inevitable Downfall Is Foreshadowed by White Frat’s Degradation

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Atlanta” Season 2, Episode 9, “North of the Border.”]

In a note to journalists before the “Atlanta” episode “North of the Border” aired on Thursday, FX Networks warned:

Tonight’s episode is rated TV-ma and contains nudity, violence and strong language. The frontal nudity will not appear in the version airing on the FX network linear telecast. The unedited version will air Only on FX+.

Atlanta” has been delivering layered and meticulously crafted episodes throughout the season. It follows that adding nudity isn’t just a whim or salacious play, but a deliberate choice that serves a purpose. With that in mind, IndieWire watched the unedited version to see what warranted showing that anatomy.

The scene in question doesn’t feature an intimate sexual encounter, but instead an absurd, borderline nightmarish scenario — the kind that has become “Atlanta’s” trademark. Earn (Donald Glover) and his friends are on a college campus in

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