Michelle Buteau Talks ‘Survival of the Thickest’: Video Interview – Billboard
Written by GRB on 25/07/2023
Comedian Michelle Buteau tells us about her new Netflix film ‘Survival of the Thickest,’ why she was inspired to make the show, sharing a birthday with Jennifer Lopez, and more!
Hey everyone, I’m Michelle Buteau. And you’re watching Billboard News. But you knew that already because you clicked.
My new show on Netflix ‘Survival of the Thickest’ is a show that has been inspired by my book ‘Survival of the Thickest: Plus-Size Essays in a Small-Minded World.’ And so the themes are so important to me. We explore body positivity, sex positivity, inclusion, black, brown, queerness, what it’s like to live in the city, New York City, the best city in the world. And follow your dreams and hustle and what it looks like to be in a toxic relationship and in your mid 30s. And you got to make a choice, girl, what’s it gonna be?
What is this show gonna be? You know what I mean? Like, I have stories, I have the book, but I have this platform in 190 countries with Netflix, you know, I could be funny all the time, obviously. And I’m a woman — how she do it? I’m like, I am going to use this platform for good. You know, I’m going to say something important. I’m gonna be authentic to my New York. And that is everybody, literally everybody, every shape, size and shade. And so I’m so proud of not only diversity in the cast, but also the crew. Listen, my cast was amazing. We had Peppermint, Michelle Visage, Garcelle Beauvais, Tone Bell, Nicole Byer. And let me tell you something, she nailed it. Nailed it.
Watch the full interview above!