We Are Lady Parts: Full Season
June 17, 2021 1:43 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Written and directed by Nida Manzoor, this six-episode comedy series follows the all-Muslim women punk band, Lady Parts, as its members balance their faith, feminism, families, friendships, identities, careers, and dreams. [Trailer]

The show is based on Manzoor's 14-minute short, Lady Parts, first produced as a pilot for Channel 4's "Comedy Blaps".

The series includes original punk songs written by Nida Manzoor and her siblings Shez Manzoor (who also scored the show), Sanya Manzoor and Benni Fregin. [Bustle] (Songs are available on YouTube, but I don't know if they're region locked.)

Available to stream:
UK - All 4
US - Peacock
Canada - Showcase
Australia - Stan
New Zealand - Sky
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide (12 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I love this show so much I want to hug it.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 1:50 PM on June 17, 2021 [3 favorites]

This was absolutely my favourite thing ever. I love all of these characters, and I want to live in their world
posted by prismatic7 at 3:40 AM on June 18, 2021 [3 favorites]

This is totally my jam. I hadn't heard about it: thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Seriously: everyone I know is like "have you watched the latest prestige TV show about murder and incest among the sad denizens of gritty post-industrial landscapes?" And I just wanna watch basically-decent women find themselves through punk music while (mostly) being supported by their loving families. Is that too much to ask?
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 5:49 AM on June 18, 2021 [14 favorites]

I loved this show. Good songs too.
posted by Paul Slade at 12:06 PM on June 18, 2021 [4 favorites]

Bashir with the Good Beard is great.
posted by srboisvert at 9:43 AM on June 19, 2021 [1 favorite]

This was fun! I really hope season 2 has Noor coming around and... I don't think they gave her any skills, but presumably she has some skills that can help the band. Or maybe just help her other friends to stop being ashamed of their differences? Idk.

I saw the influencer's plan coming, but I'm still unsure about her sincerity. She did what she promised, more or less!

Smoke through the niqab was a great visual!

I also like these characters. Except every single person from the marriage app.
posted by Acari at 10:01 AM on June 25, 2021 [1 favorite]

I loved this so much. I loved how the series story arc is so predictable but is studded with these brilliant moments of subversion.

It helps that the songs are catchy as hell.
posted by MaritaCov at 1:26 AM on August 17, 2021

I just discovered this through a friend, and binged all episodes in one fell swoop. This is so great. The songs and the characters really make it stand above the rest. And the positivity is so needed right now. Can’t wait to see what happens next. Look forward to spending more time with these cool women!
posted by gemmy at 6:17 PM on August 26, 2021

This was so good.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:02 PM on December 7, 2021

Really my only complaint is that the season wasn't longer. It felt like Amina had just barely become a part of the band before the break-up, and I would have liked a few more episodes in the middle getting to see the band play together, because I loved the scenes that we got.

What I liked:

* Sarah Kameela Impey is astonishing as Saira. The show was elevated a great deal by having someone who could pull off comedic and serious scenes as well as she did, AND present as an utterly convincing lead singer of a punk band during the scenes where the band was performing.

* The writers treated the band relationship as far more important than any of the romantic entanglements. As someone who loves found family stories, this is very much my thing.

* We got to see each of the band members at their jobs (or in Amina's case, her school's lab). It just made everyone seem more human and relatable to see them balancing their love for the band with the need to make a living.

* I can't believe I'm saying this, but Amina puking at the end. Because her performance anxiety hadn't magically disappeared, but she wasn't going to let it stop her from doing what she loved. And her bandmates supported her afterwards.

* The original songs are catchy as hell and hilarious.

I am so happy there will be a Season 2!
posted by creepygirl at 9:19 PM on September 1, 2022 [2 favorites]

I just started watching this tonight and it is giving me joy. I’m grinning at the screen. This is so wonderful.
posted by bunderful at 6:58 PM on December 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

Well that was a very short binge.

I just love Amina’s parents. And I identify so much with her feelings of being torn between what other people tell her is “right” vs her own heart. And the stage fright (I let stage fright keep me from some awesome things).

I’m not edgy enough to be punk but I don’t have to be edgy to adore this show.
posted by bunderful at 9:19 PM on December 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

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