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Big Mouth is literally a mouthful

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Big Mouth is all of four things: grotesque, hilarious, insightful and disgusting.

The show, aired on Sept. 29 on Netflix, has amassed an 8.3 out of 10 rating on IMDb out of 4,222 votes.

Two literal ‘Hormone Monsters,’ both male and female, follow a group of prepubescent teenagers around, but specifically belong to two characters in particular.

The male monster, voiced by Nick Kroll, belongs to Andrew, voiced by John Mulaney, and the monstress, voiced by Maya Rudolph, belongs to Jessi, voiced by Jessi Klein.

This show is entirely based in a sexual angle, focusing on the hormone monsters and how they affect the preteens.

Making the show primarily sexual really gives in to all things raunchy.

A 13-year-old gets a pillow pregnant! We see full-frontal sex and an excessive amount of identified white fluids!

In terms of character development, Jessi is one of the strongest characters because she is not afraid to stand up for herself when she receives unwanted male attention, which in turn creates a positive role model for the preteen girls that inevitably will watch this show.

Big Mouth also addresses a variety of current social issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Fashion industry
  • Unsolicited dick pics
  • Racial profiling
  • Tampon tax
  • Sexuality spectrum
  • Patriarchy
  • Slut-shaming

This is one of the funnier shows on Netflix that addresses serious issues in a light-hearted manner.

The characters also manage to break the fourth wall, by addressing the audience several times, primarily by the gym teacher and the hormone monster.

Altogether, Big Mouth is the kind of show that will make you laugh and cringe at the same time.

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  1. She on October 12th, 2017 9:30 am

    Love this show!

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