Survival of the Thickest. Michelle Buteau as Mavis in Survival of the Thickest. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Michelle Buteau is on track to be Hollywood’s next “It Girl.” The Haitian American comedian and actress (“First Wives Club” and “Marry Me”) has co-created and executive produced “Survival of the Thickest,” an 8-episode, half-hour scripted comedy based on Buteau’s book of essays of the same name. The series also stars Tone Bell, Christine Horn, Tasha Smith and Garcelle Beauvais. Watch the trailer below:

The series follows Mavis Beaumont (Buteau) around NYC as she navigates her “new normal” of being a single, Black, and plus-sized fashion stylist. Buteau’s comedy, which takes on dominant ideologies about beauty and partnership, is reflected in this quirky and relatable series. Buteau offers a refreshing portrayal of a curvy Black woman who is sexy, desirable, and empowered.

“Survival of the Thickest,” drops on Netflix July 13, 2023.

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder and editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Nsenga’s love of film, tv and media spans decade. A film and tv professor for more than two decades, Dr. Burton is an expert in intersectionality and media industries.

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