Stars: Michaela Coel, Susan Wokoma, Robert Lonsdale
Created, written by, and starring playwright Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum follows the misadventures of naive, virginal 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey, who longs to learn more about sex, love, and the world. It’s a riotous sex comedy that manages to be both charming and exceedingly cringy. Michaela Coel is impressive in the lead role, willing to put her character in incredibly awkward and uncomfortable situations all for a laugh. The show is unapologetically progressive as well, showing a fearless disregard for the taboos surrounding discussions of female sexuality.