Netflix & Chill: Chewing Gum


From your career in social media, it’s clear to me that you need to refresh the browser that is your sense of humor. Why not breathe in some fresh comedy from across the pond? There are plenty of talented people in the world who don’t appear on American television. I know… you don’t have the drive to do the research on your own. It’s fine, I’ve done it for you.

I’ll just cut to the chase, Chewing Gum is the shit. It’s funny as fuck. You need to watch it.

There’s no real point in describing the set-up for a comedy, unless the situation is that outrageous. And with Chewing Gum, it’s not. The writing and the performances are what really make this show, but I’ll give you a little something, something to go off of. Chewing Gum follows Tracey, a 24 year old young lady who is a “religious virgin, who wants to have sex and learn more about the world,” according to Wikipedia. The show is written by and stars Michaela Coel. Ms Coel is a straight up “G”! I’m telling you, if she was white and from the US, Millennials would be on this show like wet on water. In real life, Coel is from East London, coming up in school as the only black person in her class… Perfect! Nothing inspires greatness like struggle! She came up in the Poetry and Theatre scene and get this…. The television show Chewing Gum is based on her Senior Project… Yes, you read that right. Her senior project from her college years was adapted into television show…. I mean damn! Homegirl is spoken for, don’t even try and come for you unless she sends for you. Thank you!

The entire cast gives stellar performances. It seems her entire building serves as her supporting ensemble.  Michaela, who, in my opinion, is of the same tribe as Kristen Wiig, Will Smith, maybe even John Leguizamo, breaking the fourth wall and commiting like her life depends on that shit. The scenes in which she explores parts of her sexuality for the first time are some of the funniest. Watch for yourself:

The show is surprisingly articulate when it comes to discussing sex and it really allows for some funny as fuck situations.

I really don’t have anything else to say about the show, there’s no point… Just give it a try. Season one is Netflix, Season two just started over seas in January, so it’ll be some time before we see it. WATCH IT!


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