TBH, being fat is hard. This is not something that I say lightly, because after living my life pleasantly plump, being fat is hard. It was when I moved to New York City that I realized how especially hard it can be.
But also it’s when I learned about being myself and not being ashamed of who I am, but rather embrace it. New York City can be lethal, but it can also be the best time of your life.
So am I excited that there is a television show that embraces New York and embraces being THICK. But most of all it’s about not giving up on yourself. It’s about finding out who you are and believing in yourself. It’s about seeing that you don’t need anyone else to make you feel whole.
That’s my hot take at least, but the official logline, “Meet Mavis Beaumont. She’s proudly thick, newly single and ready to take over the world as an aspiring stylist one fitting at a time. New York ain’t ready but you are! Inspired by Michelle Buteau’s hilarious memoir, Survival of the Thickest comes to Netflix July 13th.”
See the trailer below –
Survival of the Thickest stars Michelle Buteau and Tone Bell. There are a lot of really great recurring guest stars, Tasha Smith, Taylor Selé, Garcelle Beauvais, Marouane Zotti, Liza Treyger, Anissa Felix, Anthony Michael Lopez, Monnae Michaell, Usama Siddiquee, Allan K. Washington, Becca Blackwell, Peppermint, J. Riley Jr., Anna George, Michelle Visage, Donovan Louis Bazemore, and Ambre Anderson.
Additional guest stars include, Sarah Cooper, Hugh Moore, Solomon Georgio, Mark McKinnon, Christine Jones, Joyelle Johnson, Veronica Mosey, Nicole Byer, Jordan Carlos, Clifton Davis, Misha Osherovich and Robert Christopher Riley, among others.