‘Survival of the Thickest’ Trailer Brings Fashion and Body Positivity to the City (Video)

Survival of the Thickest (Credit: Netflix)

“I have a passion for fashion” is the opening statement in the trailer for the new Netflix comedy Survival of the Thickest.

The series stars actress, comedian, and host Michelle Buteau as a fierce fashionista who is Black, plus-size, newly single (not by choice!), and aspires to be a stylist in New York.

Mavis Beaumont (Michelle Buteau) is the central character of Survival of the Thickest. Mavis is forced to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. With the support of her chosen family, a body positive mindset, and a nice V-neck with some lip gloss, she’s determined to not only survive but thrive.

Unfortunately it seems The Big Apple isn’t ready for Mavis.

She states in the preview released Wednesday, “I want to help dress women and help them love their bodies,” keeping with the theme of Buteau’s acclaimed book of essays and comedy that inspired the series.

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Tone Bell, Christine Horn, and Tasha Smith are series regulars.

Guest stars include Annisa Felix, Allan K. Washington, Ambre Anderson, Anna George, Anthony Michael Lopez, Becca Blackwell, Christine Jones, Garcelle Beauvais, Hugh Moore, J. Riley Jr., Mark McKinnon, Marouane Zotti.

Buteau serves as executive producer for the eight 25-minute episodes of the series. Joining her as executive producers are showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Ravi Nandan and Alli Reich for A24, Anne Hong, and Mosaic (Michelle’s manager).

Helping bring the story to life are writers Hillary Handelsman, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Michelle Buteau, ER Fightmaster, Ian Edwards, Solomon Georgio

The series is directed by Kim Nguyen, Linda Mendoza, Amy Ainobi, and Kimmy Gatewood.

Survival of the Thickest premieres July 13, 2023 on Netflix.

Watch the trailer below: