- Category: Interviews
- Created: Thursday, 03 June 2021 13:27
- Published: Thursday, 03 June 2021 14:11
- Written by Lupe R Haas
The British comedy, We Are Lady Parts arrives in the United States on PeacockTV (now streaming). The 6-episodes streaming series centers around an all-female Muslim band seeking a lead guitarist who might not be the rock n' roll type but she plays one hell of a guitar. The band also struggles to reconcile their culture and their love for punk rock music. The new series is a cross between SCHOOL OF ROCK and BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM. When we mention the Jack Black movie, one of the actresses challenges Jack Black to a music competition. Meet two of the ladies from Lady Parts, Anjana Vasan and Sarah Kameel Impey in our interview below.
We Are Lady Parts is an anarchic, joyful, and irreverent music comedy by Nida Manzoor based on her own experiences in the diverse cultural collectives and artists in London. The series stars British actors Anjana Vasan (“Amina Hussain”), Sarah Kameela Impey (“Saira”), Juliette Motamed (“Ayesha”), Faith Omole (“Bisma”), Lucie Shorthouse (“Momtaz”), Zaqi Ismail (“Ahsan”), and Aiysha Hart (“Noor”).
We Are Lady Parts shows the highs and lows of the band – Lady Parts – as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain – a geeky microbiology Ph.D. student, who’s on the lookout for love and is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist. Lady Parts’ fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira sees something in Amina. However, the other members – taxi-driving drummer Ayesha, cartoon-drawing bassist and backing vocalist Bisma, and the band’s wheeler-dealer band manager Momtaz – are not convinced she is right for their band. Amina has never met girls like this before, and she’s soon swept up in their joyful, anarchic energy and punk spirit. But she becomes torn and caught up between two different worlds – that of her more strait-laced university friends led by her bestie Noor and the world of Lady Parts. Will she be the key to the band’s success? And - will she finally find a husband?