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'Chewing Gum' - An Original & Funny Black British Comedy 10 Feb 2017 | By Levis Ryan

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I’m a total sucker for sitcoms. Comedy I think is one of the hardest genres to write for because you try to bring out an honest, raw, emotion in the viewer: JOY. And this is why I appreciate a good sitcom. Chewing Gum is not a good sitcom. It’s a GREAT one. 

The show is based on Tracey (Michaela Coel), a 24 year old British girl, of Nigerian decent, living in London and juggling her messy millennial life. She comes from a super Christian family and is seeing a super Christian boyfriend, Ron (John Macmillan), who isn’t willing to put out, EVER! This is especially inconvinent for her because all she wants is to experiment sexually. She’s sick of being a virgin! However, when Ron gets plowed down by a car in the middle of the street half way through the first episode, Tracey decides to leave him and this  opens her up to a whole new world she never knew existed.

Michaela Coel as Tracey

She starts seeing Connor (Robert Lonsdale), a white, young, poet *read unemployed* who she tries by all means possible to keep secret from her devout Nigerian mother, Joy (Shola Adewusi), who literally sees the devil in everything. The rest of the cast includes Tracey’s sister Cynthia (Susan Wokoma), who’s as equally as Christian as her mom. Her best friend  Candice (Danielle Walters) and Aaron (Kadiff Kirwan), Candice's charming boyfriend. 

Michaela Coel as Tracey

You might want to take caution while watching the show though due to it’s rated R nature. It’s definitely not suitable for kids. But if you love nice humor with a dash of real life conundrums, Chewing Gum should definitely be on your watch list. 

Watch the trailer here: 

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