‘The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow’ is the name of actress-cum-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow’s new show on Netflix. But Netflix regulars are far from enamoured by the Oscar-winning actress’ insightful revelations, a glimpse of which was shown in the trailer of the show that dropped recently on the streaming platform.
The show itself is still a couple of weeks away from premiering on Netflix. It releases on 24th January.
What has ruffled the feathers of scores of Netflix viewers is the blatant pushing of questionable practices in the garb of radical wellness and alternative healing methods, practices that some say are quackery at best.
Paltrow describes them as “boundary-pushing” wellness topics, which, in the trailer, come up as things like psychedelics as a form of therapy, orgasming in rooms full of other women, energy healing, cold therapy, and even, hold-your-breath, psychic mediums.
Even more, the show seems to be an attempt to peddle Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness brand Goop, products of which will soon be been launched in Sephora stores across the USA.
Some have questioned the use of the word ‘lab’ in the title. It is more pseudoscience than science, they say. Outraged viewers have even threatened to cancel their Netflix subscriptions in protest.
The poster of the show is another howler, sparking countless memes on the Internet. It looks like Paltrow is standing bang at the centre of rosy pink folds and folds of what appears like a vagina.
The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow premieres on Netflix on 24th January.
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