Jennie Cragg, a smart endearing teenage fugly, lives in Boonelg. Her mother Berenice is now extremely overweight and has become confined to her living room chair. Her Aunty Cassandra has become extremely annoying since her gay husband left.
Bogan Pride is a six part, half-hour musical comedy television series written by and starring one of Australia’s most talented and popular comedy actors, Rebel Wilson. This quirky upbeat series is based on her experiences growing up in Sydney’s western suburbs. It features a predominately female ensemble cast and original musical numbers which create a truly unique bogan spectacle.
What exactly is a bogan, and just what do they have to be so proud of? Quite a lot actually, as comedienne extraordinaire Rebel Wilson (Pizza, Thank God You’re Here, The Wedge) proves in the new six part musical comedy series Bogan Pride.
Bogan Pride begins on SBS on Monday October 6, at 9.00pm and follows one teenage bogan’s quest to save her mother from morbid obesity. This quirky upbeat series is based on Rebel’s experience of growing up in Sydney’s western suburbs, and includes original musical numbers which bookend each episode. These extravagant songs and the accompanying choreography combine to create a truly unique bogan spectacle.
But it’s not all song and dance. Over the course of the series Jennie Cragg, ( Rebel Wilson) who lives in Boonelg with her extremely overweight mother Berenice (Sally Anne Upton), will face many challenges. Not least of which includes taking on the high school skanks, trying to impress her good looking neighbour Nick (Ryan Jones), and entering a dance competition with the hope of winning $10, 000 for her Mum’s stomach stapling operation. She’ll also deal with the antics of her Aunt Cassandra, who has become increasingly annoying since her gay husband left her, learn to become closer to God with the help of a few lesbians, sell bonsai cats and try to win a Maths Olympiad.
Bogan Pride is the first narrative television series Rebel Wilson has created, written, produced and starred in. The series is co-produced by award winning filmmakers Tony Ayres (Home Song Stories, Walking on Water) and Michael McMahon (Home Song Stories, Wildness) and directed by Oscar and BAFTA nominated director Peter Templeman (The Saviour, Ladder of Love).
With its clever script and a town full of endearing characters, Bogan Pride encourages all of us to embrace our inner bogan.