Shrill is an American comedy TV series that has been adapted from the non-fiction book titled Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. ‘Saturday Night Live’ boss Lorne Michaels, along with Andrew Singer, Elizabeth Banks, and Max Handelman are executive producers of the show. The series tells the story of a young woman called Annie who refuses to do anything about her body, but really wants to turn her life around for the better. The official description of the show says that “Annie is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss”.
In recent times, Hulu has been quite impressive with their comedy shows. Hulu had recently released ‘PEN15’, which was received warmly by both fans and audiences like. Critics have also been praising the fact that Hulu has shown the courage to produce a show which is not be led by a conventionally good-looking actress, but features a fat woman who is still willing to live her life to the fullest and go through all the normal ups and downs like bad relationships, trouble with parents, career issues and others. And the fact that she categorically refuses to change her body shows that she is a strong-willed woman who is not feel ashamed of her physical features.
Shrill Season Cast: Who is in it?
Aidan Bryant plays the leading role of Annie, the central character of the show. Bryant is an established American actress and comedian, who is best known for the Variety series Saturday Night Live. She was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards, because of her exceptional performance in the show.
Apart from Bryant, the series features Julia Sweeney as Annie’s mother. Other prominent cast members in recurring roles include Lolly Adefope (Fran, Annie’s best friend and roommate), Luka Jones (Ryan, Annie’s boyfriend), Ian Owens (Amadi, Annie’s co-worker and friend), and John Cameron Mitchell (Gabe, Annie’s boss).
Shrill Plot: What is it about?
According to Hulu’s description of the show, Shrill is mainly centered around “Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight. She starts to realize that she’s as good as anyone else, and acts on it.”
The show, in fact, delves deep into the theme of body positivity. Annie — an aspiring journalist — is completely in a mess — struggling through several issues all at once — relationship problems, family trials, and a stressful career. However, in spite of all the negativity, she somehow manages to get through life with a smile and a laugh. If you have watched the trailer, you will get a gist of what we are trying to say here. Annie goes to a pharmacy which culminates in a hilarious incident. She also juggles with her relationship with the editor — which to say in one word — is complicated.