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Shrill review - heart outshines humor in small screen Lindy West adaptation

News Summed Up 2019-03-13 05:30:00

That question forms the backbone of Shrill, a coming-into-one’s-own series based on the memoir by feminist writer Lindy West. Over the course of six half-hour episodes, Annie both skirts and confronts that underlying question – what does she want? Instead, Shrill focuses on Annie’s life as it is, flitting from flirtations to self-doubt to demands that Annie deserves better. “This is not a show about someone struggling to lose weight,” West told the New York Times of the adaptation. “It’s about her shrugging off those expectations.” On that count, Shrill delivers, translating West’s real humor, hurt and heart to screen.