On March 15, Hulu premiered an Aidy Bryant starrer, American comedy web television series, Shrill, based on the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. The series was, in fact, adapted for TV by West, Bryant and Alexandra Rushfield. The writers, including Bryant and West, know how to tackle the odd ends of the life with balanced humor.
Since the series lands on Hulu, it got a lot of applause from fans around the world. Countless Twitter, Instagram and other social media posts are praising Bryant for her magnificent yet natural performance of combating body-shaming glitches.
“Shrill” is a wonderful and hilarious new show on Hulu and I recommend you watch it because I think you’ll enjoy it!! I’ve watched four episodes today! Ahh!!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 16, 2019
Aidy Bryant, The Essence Of Shrill
Aidy Bryant portrayed the character of Annie, a magazine writer in Portland. Shrill is a struggle of self-worth as the writer is reputed as gross and lazy just because she is fat. It’s all about a witty and outgoing woman who became loud in unavoidable circumstances. The theme broadcast a message of courage as the female journalist is striving for betterment in her life. She, in fact, has no issues with her plump outlook neither she took the body-shaming for granted.
Moreover, in the ongoing episodes, Annie sanely deals with odds like handling annoying boyfriend, sick parents and an irksome boss. The surroundings, however, is not ready to accept her talent only because of her overweight body. Hence, the journalist planned not to give up as she is as normal as anyone else.
Shrill’s Cast And Characters
We all know that Saturday Night Live’s Bryant has given a matchless performance in both The Big Sick and I Feel Pretty. Now the actress has given all her talent again to breathe life in Annie’s character. The other characters supporting Annie include her boss, the magazine editor (John Cameron Mitchell). Her best friend and roommate Fran (Lolly Adefope) and her boyfriend dump Ryan (Luka Jones). Her sleep mate, in fact, is afraid to showcase Annie as his girlfriend because of her clumsy looks. Fran thus describes Ryan as “a normcore Ted Kaczynski.”
What The Show Preaches
The show integrates sensible humor on beauty myths at a workplace setting. It’s all about the plus-sized lead Aidy Bryant. Shrill is a perfect display of keen observations about how prevailing beauty standards can make life difficult for people who are not skinny.
Though, Bryant’s character remains steadfast in her goals. While dealing with her aimless boyfriend, countless body shaming incidents and overcoming the struggles to be successfully in her career, Aidy Bryant preaches us to never give up. Hence, the show transmits all the best jokes wrapped under struggles of modern day’s shallow society.