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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clark chapter.

You may be thinking…I don’t watch anything on Hulu. To which I will reply “I can understand why you probably are more used to Netflix but Hulu is almost about the same..at least the same concept. Spotify + Hulu partnered together to create a Student Deal, $4.99/month for both apps. *This is not a sponsorship, I just love Spotify and Hulu.

A new show on Hulu, “Shrill,” features Aidy Bryant, who you may know from I Feel Pretty, The Big Sick or Saturday Night Live. She plays the main character, Annie who is a plus size woman looking to take control of her own life. While one may take a quick look and think she is taking control of her body, this is not the case. She is choosing to take control juggling of other aspects of her life including boyfriends, career, a sick parent and other factors.

This show, unlike many others, brings upon a relatable aspect of it in which the audience can connect to the character through the obstacles she faces throughout. This show was adapted from Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. The memoir by Lindy West has a very graphic and real aspect where she touches on the rough parts of her life including rape threats during puberty, then talks about her love for her husband and ranges to touch on body image. Overall, the reason I keep watching the show is for the realness aspect of it.

So far, the show has been receiving pretty positive feedback for the most part with 92% of viewers liking the show (Google Users). The first episode aired on March 15, 2019, and has six episodes in the first season. Once you start watching it you may go through all those episodes quickly. Check it out for yourself ( and get that Spotify + Hulu Deal).

   

Monica Sager is a freelance writer from Clark University, where she is pursuing a double major in psychology and self-designed journalism with a minor in English. She wants to become an investigative journalist to combat and highlight humanitarian issues. Monica has previously been published in The Pottstown Mercury, The Week UK, Worcester Telegram and Gazette and even The Boston Globe. Read more of Monica’s previous work on her Twitter @MonicaSager3.