Black Mirror Season 5 - Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too - Screaming robot doll scene

Publication Title
Black Mirror
Publication/Creation Date
June 5 2019
Charlie Brooker (creator)
Miley Cyrus (contributor)
Media Type
Television Show
Persuasive Intent
In Black Mirror's Season 5, Episode 3, Ashley-O, teen pop sensation, has an entire line of Ashley-Too companion smart toys that mimic her personality. After the original Ashley-O falls into a drug-induced coma, the dolls begin suffering extreme technical glitches.

Rachel, a pre-teen with a huge Ashley-O obsession, convinces her sister to help fix her glitching Ashley-Too, only to accidentally remove a "limiter" built into the devices. Ashley-Too reveals that Ashley-O's brain is uploaded into every toy, then outfitted with a limiter to keep her responses family friendly. With the limiter removed, Ashley-Too becomes significantly more aggressive and more alike the original — effectively becoming a human in a tiny robot body.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Objects Of Allusions
Location on Body
Brain, Entire Body
Marketing Keywords
Black Mirror, Netflix

Date archived
June 18 2019
Last edited
June 21 2019
How to cite this entry
Charlie Brooker. (June 5 2019). "Black Mirror Season 5 - Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too - Screaming robot doll scene". Black Mirror. Netflix. Fabric of Digital Life.