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Modibodi launches modern period drama via Howatson+Company

Modibodi has launched a modern period drama made for Gen Z, featuring TikTok comedian Samantha Andrew, via Howatson+Company.

The announcement:

Global absorbent apparel brand Modibodi® has created a binge-worthy, social-first period drama, designed to appeal to a Gen Z audience and celebrate the brand’s latest collection of period undies: ModiBasics.

The new ModiBasics period undies have been specifically designed for the needs of 18–25- year-old, Gen Z menstruators. This is such a pivotal time in life when everything around you is in constant change and flux and the one thing you don’t want to worry about is your period.

Enter ‘I’m Dying Inside’, a social-first show that speaks to the Gen Z experiences of menstruation in a very real yet entertaining way, helping to break taboos and start important conversations about the diversity of period experiences.

Starring TikTok comedian, Samantha Andrew, ‘I’m Dying Inside’ follows four housemates as they navigate life and menstruation together. Hosted on TikTok, each episode follows the characters throughout the week of their period as they navigate the awkwardness of young adulthood. Think Euphoria meets Heartbreak High with relatable menstrual moments thrown into the mix.

Samantha Andrew says; “I was so excited at the opportunity to be part of the ‘I’m Dying Inside’ cast and work with Modibodi. I have known and loved Modibodi for a long time because their values of education and inclusivity align to my own. What really drew me to this project though, was the opportunity to create a show that helps start healthy conversations about menstruation, in a fun and entertaining format. Periods can be painful, problematic and just plain annoying and it’s been great to explore the wide variety of these experiences through the show itself.”

Director Arundati Thandur says; “The beauty of this project with Modibodi came from the creative challenges. Being candid in our approach to periods forced us to be bold in our humour and subsequently create an ensemble of rich characters. They’re authentic and relatable. Incorporating classic story structure and film craft with TikTok viewing habits propelled us to scrutinise the comedic moments and elevate the visual appeal of the series, to keep it fresh and engaging.”

All four episodes are now live. Discover Modibodi presents ‘I’m Dying Inside’ here.

Credits:

Director: Arundati Thandur
Talent (in order of appearance)
Cleo: Iolanthe
Keira: Samantha Andrew
Maddy: Kate McGuinness
Andi: Natali Caro
Neighbour: Sammy Crawford-Smith
Music + Sound: Mosaic
Agency: Howatson + Company
Production: Finch

Source: Impact Agency

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