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Gotham Award-Winning Shugs & Fats

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Gotham Award-winning web series Shugs & Fats, “the feminist hipster Muslim series you didn’t know you were waiting for” (The Forward), presents four new episodes from its yet unreleased Season 3 on Thursday, April 14 at 6pm at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York as part its N.O.W. (New Online Work) Program. The ticketed screening will be held for the public at the Regal Cinemas Battery Park Stadium 11. On April 15, the episodes will be available for viewing online at TribecaFilm.com

Shugs & Fats is a comedy web-series about two Hijabis on a quest to reconcile their long-held cultural beliefs with a new life in “liberated” Brooklyn. The web series won the 2015 Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Series –Short Form.

Shugs & Fats navigates the absurdities of social conformity through the curious, loud-mouthed perspective of two veiled women. In the world of Brooklyn, where everything and anything is possible and permissible, Shugs (Nadia Manzoor) and Fats (Radhika Vaz) strive to find themselves by adopting the latest Western trends of self-expression and personal growth. In parsing the meaning of everything from Valentines Day to vibrators and feminists, Shugs & Fats is both a cultural commentary and slapstick comedy.

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