Our favorite flute-playing, nature's cereal-loving pop star is getting her own reality show! Lizzo is teaming up with Amazon Studios for an unscripted series that will follow the Good as Hell singer on her search for "dynamic, full-figured" dancers and models to join her on an upcoming world tour.
Deadline reports that Lizzo (real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson) will not only headline the show, but will also serve as executive producer on the series—which is as of yet untitled—as part of a first look television deal that the rapper-singer signed with the studio in August of last year.
Along with news of the project, the streamer has released a casting call for wannabe applicants: "Here's your chance to twerk it out on world stages and stomp it out on the runway for the adventure of a lifetime. Come as you are and be sure to bring good energy—and that ass. Got the juice? APPLY NOW.” Basically, the Truth Hurts songstress is looking for performers who are "100 percent that bitch."
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When Lizzo first signed the deal with Amazon Studios last year, studio chief Jen Salke commended the pop star as being "one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry." Salke continued: "She has such a unique perspective and we’re so excited to hear her ideas for new content that our Prime Video customers are sure to love."
This is the three-time Grammy winner's first foray into television, though she's no stranger to the silver screen. She starred alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in the 2019 film Hustlers and did voice acting in the 2019 animated movie UglyDolls.
That Lizzo would focus her reality series on plus-size women isn't surprising. The singer has long been a vocal supporter of the body positivity movement and an advocate for size inclusivity.
In an October cover story with Vogue, the Cuz I Love You crooner said: "I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point. It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body." Lizzo also spoke about wanting to rep "the people that this term was created for": "Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club."
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She regularly preaches that positivity gospel on her social media channels. Back in October, Lizzo posted a clip celebrating "Plus Size Appreciation Day" on her Instagram.
She captioned it: "We getting our visibility and FINALLY brands are beginning to catch up to how fly we’ve always been. We are fashion, we are sex symbols, we are IT. There’s a long road to inclusivity and we won’t stop until we there. Till then... shake yo belly, love handles, and jiggly thighs, love ur double chin and wear them bikinis cus u a bad bitch!"
Amen to that!
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.
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