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'Please Like Me's' Josh Thomas on coming out, Lena Dunham comparisons
'Please Like Me's' Josh Thomas on coming out, Lena Dunham comparisons

When the Australian comedy "Please Like Me" made its under-the-radar American premiere on the fledgling Pivot network, it instantly became every TV critic's pick for Best Show You've Never Heard Of. The semi-autobiographical series is written by and stars 27-year-old Josh Thomas, who claimed the top prize at the prestigious RAW open-mic competition in Melbourne when he was just 17.  In the pilot episode his character, also named Josh, comes out to his friends and family, prompting a collective shrug, and moves back in with his suicidal mother -- experiences all drawn directly from Thomas' personal life.  The charming series invited...

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