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PEN15 review - boobs, bowl cuts, bullying and other joys of puberty

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

The 30-something creators, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, play their 13-year-old selves in a carthartic comedy that has lots of laughs but never mocks On paper PEN15 has a gimmick, which is that the two 31-year-old writers and creators of the 10-part comedy series - Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle - play their 13-year-old selves trying to navigate middle school, amid a cast of actual teenage actors. So rapidly, however, are they subsumed into their parts that (apart from Konkle being a head taller than everyone else) it becomes unnoticeable. It's only when you lift your head for air after each...
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