We Are Lady Parts – Anjana Vasan and Sarah Kameela Impey
Peacock’s We Are Lady Parts is a series that breaks down Muslim stereotypes and conventional perceptions with comedy and alternative music. In a world today, many hold the Muslim culture to be very strict and conservative in their ways. Lead actresses Anjana Vasan and Sarah Kameela Impey hope the series show a different side of Muslim culture that is rich with diversity.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 PhD 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?
The series also star Juliette Motamed, Faith Omole, Lucie Shorthouse, Zaqi Ismail, and Aiysha Hart. It is created and directed by Nida Manzoor.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with the two lead actresses Ajana Vasan and Sarah Kameela Impey on the the storyline, characters, culture, and most importantly—the music.
Anjana Vasan is a Singaporean actor and singer-songwriter. After relocating to the United Kingdom, she studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, in which she soon appeared in many stage and on screen productions. In theater, she won praise for her roles in Summer and Smoke, Rutherford and Son, and A Doll’s House. On screen, she appeared in Netflix’s Sex Education, Netflix’s Black Mirror, and in the films of Disney’s Cinderella and Sony’s Spider-Man: Far from Home.
Sarah Kameela Impey is an actor, poet, and singer. She is a graduate of Arts Educational School of Acting with numerous stage credits under her belt, including The Life of Pi, The Tempest, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Pinocchio, and The Gruffalo’s Child. She starred in a few short films, including The Second Chance, Samuell Benta’s Perceptions, and Lockclown.
All six episodes of We Are Lady Parts are available for streaming tomorrow on Peacock.
Watch the exclusive interview with Anjana Vasan and Sarah Kameela Impey below. Let us know what you think.