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Aidy Bryant stars in a body-positive comedy about finding confidence in today’s world

Shrill is FINALLY coming to Australian TV this week...

By Tamara Cullen
Thin, thick. Big, small. Pretty, ugly. No matter how we view ourselves, or the world views us, everyone is unique. And finally, a TV show is about to set the record straight.
In comedy series Shrill, Annie (Aidy Bryant) dreams of being a writer. She's full-figured, funny and fabulous, but finds herself constantly being torn down by a judgemental boss, bad boyfriends and sick parents – not to mention no-one seems to listen to her opinion.
That is, until she decides to write an off-the-cuff article about her experience at a "Fat Babe Pool Party" and it garners more than 19,000 views! With a newfound confidence and a voice to be heard, Annie is ready to turn her life around.
Annie and Fran (Lolly Adefope) are finding their groove.
Of course, there are still hurdles and Annie is no saint: she repeatedly makes bad decisions and grapples with her self-belief. But when she's faced with a significant crossroads at the end of the pilot episode, her decision will change everything.
Adapted from Lindy West's memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, with the minds of Pitch Perfect's Elizabeth Banks and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, this laugh-out-loud comedy is unapologetic, witty and just what we all need to gain a little perspective.
The Hulu original series was met with acclaim when it premiered in the US in March earlier this year, and it's finally landed in Australia!
Shrill is now streaming on SBS On Demand.

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