‘Work in Progress’ Review: The Queerest Show on TV Is About a Suicidal Butch With Ocd

‘Work in Progress’ Review: The Queerest Show on TV Is About a Suicidal Butch With Ocd
Following the premiere of “The L Word: Generation Q,” queer audiences who lined up outside viewing parties for the nostalgia-tv event of the year would be wise to leave the TV on for another half-hour. If they do, they will be delightfully surprised by “Work in Progress,” the most radical queer show to ever make its way to television.

Showtime’s new half-hour comedy stars co-writer Abby McEnany, a Chicago improv mainstay who created the show with director Tim Mason (Lilly Wachowski is also an Ep and writer). The semi-autobiographical series follows Abby — a suicidal, funny, heavyset butch with Ocd — as she embarks on a relationship with a much younger trans man. In the four half-hour episodes provided to critics, “Work in Progress” sensitively mines comedy from body shame, mental illness, trans literacy, consent, and gender policing — all through Abby’s hilariously neurotic point of view.

Playing a fictionalized version of herself,
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