What makes a Wexler a Wexler? Curly hair? Unflagging confidence in social situations? An omnivorous sexual appetite? Sure, but that’s not the full picture. To truly understand Ilana and her family, you must first understand the values and lessons instilled into every generation of Wexlers.
A MARRIAGE IS FOREVER — UNTIL YOU DIE
Two things are inevitable in Bobbi and Arthur Wexler’s lives: love and death. By spending their anniversary updating their wills in front of their children, they’re able to teach them a valuable lesson: Love us now, because we’ll die someday. (Also, we might not leave you our property if you piss us off.)
COMMUNICATION IS KEY
Many families unconsciously create certain boundaries between parents and children. Not so with the Wexlers: Pegging and attending swingers’ parties are everyday conversation topics, perhaps best had while casually munching on a popcorn. Was Grandma Esther’s shiva the best time to have these discussions? Some may say no. We say that’s just the proper way to pay tribute to a Wexler.
BE UP FRONT WITH YOUR FEELINGS
In the Wexler household, you’re taught from an early age not to hide your emotions from anyone. Family members, friends, some guy on the street — it doesn’t matter who. You must always tell someone exactly what you want from them, regardless of how uncomfortable you may make them or how sexual and/or illegal it may be.
LOVE HAS NO BOUNDARIES
All Wexlers are taught that love transcends everything, from gender to age to species. So Eliot Wexler knows that love between two dogs deserves to be celebrated in an expensive and ultimately unnecessary ritual, just like the love between two humans.