Entertainment Insatiable Review: A Netflix Black Comedy Hungry For Controversy

15:51  10 august  2018
15:51  10 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Pageant-obsessed black comedy " Insatiable " has proven to be one of Netflix 's most controversial series in history. Should you watch the teen show? Netflix 's Insatiable Is Hungry For Controversy . Story from TV Shows.

In fact, controversy itself can often be just as effective in drumming up viewers as quality programming, and I wonder if the petition against Insatiable itself may actually end up getting this slight series more buzz than it honestly deserves. Insatiable is available on Netflix on 10 August.

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There is a late-in-the-season scene of Netflix’s new teen show Insatiable that involves a possible demonic possession, a man in a fake priest costume, lots of shrieking, and a twist on an infamous pop cultural moment that shouldn't be spoiled. In the next scene, a surprise couple finally consummates their long-simmering tension. For just a few minutes, you get a glimpse of the kind of black comedy the streaming series dreamt of being. One that is silly and shocking and sometimes even sexy.

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A review of Insatiable , the Netflix series starring Debby Ryan. Last week, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Netflix responded to the controversy by saying, in essence: Give Insatiable a chance.

Netflix 's new comedy ' Insatiable ' has plenty of problems to worry about beyond the fat-shaming controversy surrounding it. ' Insatiable ': TV Review . 2:38 PM PDT 8/8/2018 by Tim Goodman. FACEBOOK.

Unfortunately, Insatiable, which premieres Friday 10th August, isn’t actually that show roughly 97.85% of the time. Instead, it’s a series desperately attempting to be edgy while simply falling into one of two categories, often at the same time: offensive or unfunny.

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The premise of Insatiable is now legend, as its trailer alone created the kind of internet backlash that leads to a 228,000-person-and-counting Change.org petition to stop Netflix from even airing the series. All of those people, along with the denizens of Twitter, accused the show of fat-shaming due to the preview's scenes of star, Jessie alum Debby Ryan, in a fat suit, looking dishevelled and miserable, as her character Patty Bladell is tormented by her fellow high school students and relentlessly vilified. Well, the trailer proves to be a fair sneak peek at what's to come, especially throughout the series' first few episodes.

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review . Insatiable Is Dreadfully Unappetizing. A Netflix binge-watch about binge-eating that wants to have its cake and devour it, too. All of which is a pity, because there should be something here. The Insatiable trailer stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy when it was released—including a

Netflix . Unlimited tv shows & movies. Get a free month. Insatiable : Season 1 (Trailer). Debby Ryan takes a dark turn as a vengeful teenager in this comedy also starring Alyssa Milano.

The cast of the new Netflix's show attends the LA Premiere of © AP The cast of the new Netflix's show attends the LA Premiere of "Insatiable" at the Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) We enter the Southern-fried comedy when Patty is better known as “Fatty Patty.” To drive this fact home, the first time we see Ryan as Patty, she is in that previously mentioned over-the-top fat suit, trouserless in just a long-sleeved shirt, and grimacing in the mirror. It’s no surprise Patty is constantly devastated, as every single person around her is openly hostile to her body. She is so hated for her size that a homeless person tries to steal her food, calls her a “fatty,” and punches her right in the face (technically, though, Patty throws the first fist in an insatiable attempt to protect her food).

Insatiable © Netflix Insatiable What should be a vilified act by a drunken adult man against a helpless teen girl turns out to be her saving grace. Thanks to Patty’s assault, her jaw is wired shut for three months, helping her lose a whopping 70 pounds. Whiz bag, physical violence is revealed to be a magic pill. With one time jump, Patty is now a Jessica Rabbit-style hottie. Her jawline, once buried under prosthetic fat, is now as sharp as a knife; all of sudden, her lips are slicked with bright pink, notice-me gloss, and her bouncin' and behavin' hair is straight out of those sexy Herbal Essences commercials of yore. Immediately, her apathetic assault lawyer Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts) finds himself at attention. Bob, a recently disgraced pageant coach and former overweight teen, sees an opportunity to return to his former glitzy glory.

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Insatiable is an upcoming Netflix original comedy drama created by Lauren Gussis. Thirteen one-hour episodes have been ordered by Netflix . The series is set to premiere on August 10, 2018.

This chance partnership leads Patty and Bob onto a 12-episode journey to rewrite their own stories and finally become the winners they never saw themselves as. Unfortunately that journey is littered with narratives that will make you uncomfortable. There are plotlines involving possibly criminal adult-child attraction, accused (and knowingly unfounded) statutory sexual assault, awkward at best racial commentary thanks to Dixie Sinclair (Irene Choi, playing an unhinged teen adopted as a baby from China by an unhinged white woman), some ham-handed gay coding, and, of course, rampant body negativity. Most of these moments are also meant to be humorous.

Debby Ryan arrives at the LA Premiere of © AP Debby Ryan arrives at the LA Premiere of "Insatiable" at the Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) Plus, as The Guardian points out, the scenes of Patty giving into her insatiable hunger for food can come off as “fetishistic.” We’re meant to feel both mesmerised and disgusted while watching the teen ritualistically binge-eats shellfish and sweets. The mouth-centric title card treats Patty's smacking lips as an gluttonous maw.

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Insatiable ’s problems go far beyond fat-shaming. NETFLIX ’S latest series has generated loads of controversy and a petition asking for it be banned. But that’s not why you should avoid it like the plague.

Insatiable Review : A Netflix Black Comedy Hungry For Controversy . Last year, I trusted a Black woman enough to lead me into the dark world of The Bachelor franchise. I survived, but with my eyeballs sore from rolling.

This is a two-pronged problem: First of all, being plus-size and having an addiction to food are often conflated here and, secondly, it simply looks exploitative. We don’t meet someone who is plus-size simply because that’s their body type — rather than proof of some internal chaos — until the sixth episode, Insatiable ’s midpoint. The late-in-the-game appearance of Dee (Ashley D Kelley), a Black, fiercely body-positive pageant girl, seems tailor-made to prove the comedy is as progressive as the new character. Yet, even Dee misses the mark.

Alyssa Milano arrives at the LA Premiere of © AP Alyssa Milano arrives at the LA Premiere of "Insatiable" at the Arclight Hollywood on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

In Dee’s introductory episode, Patty explains, “I lost 70 pounds. Now it’s my turn to get the guy.” Viewers will likely hope Dee’s response will sound something like, “You don’t need to lose 70 pounds to get the guy.” Instead, she shoots back, “Being skinny don’t mean s**t if you’re ugly on the inside.” This line is proof the series is more focused on proving Patty can have a terrible life no matter what her size than interrogating all the warped and dangerous ways society views women’s bodies.

While Insatiable does have a few glimmers of hope, especially towards the end, this fatal flaw suggests it’s unlikely many viewers will even get to the awaiting horror movie riffs and unexpected group sex attempts to be enjoyed. Unless audiences are up for 12 hours of mostly-hate watching, of course.

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