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'Shrill:' A Comedy Show For — And About — Women Who Are Ready To Take Up Space11:30
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Aidy Bryant attends the premiere of Hulu's "Shrill" at the Walter Reade Theater on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Aidy Bryant attends the premiere of Hulu's "Shrill" at the Walter Reade Theater on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant is out with a new comedy on Hulu called Shrill.

Critics are calling it "the quiet revolution in the portrayal of fat women on television."

It's not the first show to take on weight shaming and body positivity, but it stands out among many others that have tried and been criticized for being inaccurate or offensive.

So what makes Shrill different? And why does it matter?

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Margaret Willison, librarian, culture critic and contributor to NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour. She tweets @MrsFridayNext.

This segment aired on March 22, 2019.

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