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Shrill

There’s big fun to be found in this charmingly complex show about a plus-sized woman finding her worth.

Comedy

7.3

show

United States of America
English
Binge-Worthy, Feel-Good, Inspiring
2019
Aidy Bryant, John Cameron Mitchell, Lolly Adefope
25 min

Synopsis

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Annie is 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.

Our Take

7.3
The Staff

It’s no fun being plus-sized—or at least, that’s the message that we get everywhere, from tragic documentaries to self-help articles to shows that make weight the butt of every joke. Fat people are often perceived as inactive and sad and stubborn when those aren’t mutually exclusive with one’s size. In fact, there’s nothing inherently wrong with being big. 

In Shrill, our plus-sized hero Annie (played by the lovable Aidy Bryant) knocks down all those lazy myths with her sharp wit and buoyant charm. She goes on everyday adventures that prove she can be just as delightful (and exasperating) as any witty millennial writer trying to make it big in her city. Annie isn’t perfect, but the fun lies in seeing her grow (not transform) into a better person.

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