Shrill, the series that teaches you to accept your body

Shrill, the series that teaches you to accept your body

It’s called Shrill , and it’s the series that everyone, in my opinion, should see to learn to accept their body.

Produced by Hulu, the series was released in March 2019 and can be seen in streaming online with subtitles, but it is not yet known when it will be broadcast in Italy.

I was struck by this TV series, because for the first time it addresses the problem of fat-shaming and the problems of accepting oneself and one’s body or weight without actually being aimed at an audience of women only. And above all without playing to be cool or to reduce the characters to specks.

Shrill ‘s story is based on the story of Annie, played by actress Aidy Bryant.

An underestimated but talented journalist for a web magazine that is somewhat reminiscent of Vice, Annie lives with great difficulty being obese.


This is not because he fails to like himself, but because every day he has to face a series of prejudices concerning his body (fat-shaming, body-shaming). I recognized nine of them only in the first half hour of the first episode.

From the trainer who asks her to take her course to bring out “the thin person in her”, to the people who, as a compliment, compare her to a famous overweight comedian with whom, apart from the plus size, she has no absolutely nothing in common in appearance.
From her almost boyfriend who asks her to go out the back so as not to be seen by her roommates to the problem of baggy clothes.

Not to mention the mother, the colleagues, the temperamental and arrogant boss who wants to educate her to a healthy life.
Yet despite all of this, Annie is desperately trying to accept herself and be loved and accepted.


Without giving too much away to the plot, things change as Annie realizes that not all obese people care about the judgments of others. Or that the word fat is actually not an offense, but the opposite of skinny .
That there are people who carry their kilos and curves with them in tight and colorful clothes, who go to the pool and to parties, who take care of their appearance and eat well and care like everyone about their health but without going crazy .
These people who have learned to like each other have love relationships like everyone else and enjoy life.
And they are beautiful and sexy exactly as they are, that is, fat.

Will he be able to accept his own body and enhance himself by sending to the devil the emotional blackmail of his parents and the professional ones of his boss? And to value herself, to assert herself and to find love?

Based on the book by Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by author Lindy West, also a journalist for the Guardian, Shrill is a series that, in a society that yearns for political correctness and then pours on social media more angry and violent than ever. , should be screened in schools.

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