Put This on Your Binge Watch List: Mindy Project Takes on Mommy Shaming This Season
We can't wait to see how Mindy Lahiri tackles this topic!
Mindy Kaling may be currently preggers in real life, but on her hit show The Mindy Project, her character already gave birth back in Season 4. Now, as the series kicks off its sixth and final season this week, viewers are getting to see her fictionalized persona tackle an issue many of us mamas are all-too-familiar with today— mommy shaming.
"I think she's going to learn a little bit more about how to be a good, involved parent," Kaling said a Television Critics Association panel for her show back in July, where she revealed that her character will also be tackling a judge-y mom played by guest star Julie Bowen.
"The episode is a little bit about mom-shaming," she explained. "It was really fun and hit a lot of those juicy, ripped-from-the-blogger-headline storylines."
Just check out this little preview at 0.54:
So. Much. Awesomeness. We cannot WAIT to see more!
Seriously though, moms get shamed for everything these days—from how we dress and feed and discipline their kids to where we send them to school—and we love the fact that Kaling (who also produces and writes the show) is daring to take on something most of us have struggled with at least once. Plus, we can't wait to see her character clap back in what is sure to be a totally relatable, yet also somehow hilariously epic way.
"I don't think she's gonna handle it sitting down," joked actress Xosha Roquemore who plays nurse Tamra on the show. "To see Mindy figure it out is fun. She makes apologies for it sometimes, but she's like, 'Hey man, I am who I am.'"
And that's exactly why we love her.
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