I’ve been waiting for the screeners on this for a while. Take Girls5eva, throw out the cutesy pop vibes, mix in a splash of the Punky Brewster reboot, the no-chill rebellion of Moxie, and the hard truths of being a religious woman in the modern era, and you get We Are Lady Parts, an upcoming series on Peacock.
Who Are Lady Parts?
Lady Parts is a band, made up of fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira (Sarah Impey), taxi-driving drummer Ayesha (Juliette Motamed), cartoon-drawing bassist and backing vocalist Bisma (Faith Omole) and the band’s wheeler-dealer band manager Momtaz (Lucie Shorthouse). But what they’re lacking is a lead guitarist. That’s when Amina Hussain (Anjana Vasan) – a geeky microbiology PhD student, who’s on the lookout for love, is recruited.
The first time we see them, they scream their music, argue about the performance, discuss what’s worse than sounding ‘wank’ (sounding like you have hemorrhoids), and pray together. Yes. They roll out prayer mats and everything. Momtaz is in a niquab. Bisma and Amina cover their hair all the time. These women balance their rage with their religion, and the mix is an undeniable chemistry of perfection. There is no one right way to be who we are.
We Are Lady Parts balances out the dichotomy of living in two words with remarkable tongue in cheek pizzazz. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you shout, and it made me scream “BE GAY, DO MUSIC!” a couple times.
Oh, yeah there’s that too.
In Summary? Watch It!
Lady Parts had me laughing, shouting, singing along, and rooting for everyone in different ways. You can watch it on Peacock on June 3rd, 2021. If you like punk music, women claiming their spaces, and a healthy dose of screaming, tune in.
Screener Review On We Are Lady Parts
When four outspoken bandmates decide they need a lead guitarist, the most unlikely candidate arrives, making this musical sitcom hilarious and one you want to scream along with.