Fawzia Mirza, creator of the character Kam Kardashian, brings you a new comedic web series, Brown Girl Problems.
It is a sketch-style series showcasing the comedic, awkward and even imaginary situations in the life of South Asian women. The show highlights Mirza's own minority backgrounds: South Asian, Muslim, queer.
The show stars Fawzia Mirza as "The Brown Girl" and features Chicago TV, film and theatre actress Minita Gandhi as "The Brown Girl's Best Friend" and "Mother". The show also features Chicago stand up comedy favorites Candy Lawrence and Tamale Sepp and The Second City's Neal Dandade ( "Chai Chat" ) and Abby McEnany ( "Meet the McCardles" ).
"I wanted to highlight and embrace my intersecting identities in a fun way. And I've been calling myself 'The Brown Girl' for years, I mean, who hasn't?" Mirza said about the origins of the series. The series is produced and written by Mirza, directed by CJ Arellano and shot by Jason Culver featuring all original music by 2014 Sundance Composers Lab fellow, Josh Moshier.
The series will release all of its 4 episodes on September 29, 2014 through YouTube ( /browngirlprobseries ) and at www.bgpseries.com .