The advice given to new(ish) writers is always ‘write about what you know.” We are not sure who said that to Abby McEnany but her fab TV show ‘Work In Progess” is loosely based on her real life. I.E. a fat, messy, old, and masculine dyke trying her best to become a better version of herself. McEnany a writer, comedian, and actress used to identify as a lesbian but now calls herself a queer dyke.
In the show’s second season on SHOWTIME McEnany doesn’t shy away from the fact that she lives with OCD and depression and the realities of how many mistakes people make before they finally get better. She is a sheer joy to watch and listen to
WORK IN PROGRESS SEASON 2 airs on SHOWTIME
British/Canadian writer and comedian Mae Martin who self-identifies as a queer person, has also mind her troubled past in the semi-autobiographical show Feel Good. After a great first season that saw Martin’s fictional self struggling with drug addiction, dating a woman who hasn’t come out yet, and trying to move up in the comedy world, the second season raised the stakes. Starting with Mae in rehab, the second season explores them coming out as nonbinary, dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and continuing to advance their comedy career.
FEEL GOOD SEASDN 2 airs on NETFLIX
Labels: 2022, Abby McEnany, Mae Martin, queer women, TV Shows