This is not a drill – Lizzo‘s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, is almost here, and there’s even a trailer, people!
Lizzo’s eight-episode Amazon Original reality show is her debut project with Amazon Studios – and will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, will be dropping on the streaming platform in just over a month.
The show is a tried and tested format – a talent show – but one with a difference, as it has body positivity at the centre of it, a theme that Lizzo has stood for ever since her emergence on the music scene over a decade ago.
So what can we expect? Well, we’ll see Lizzo – who also serves as executive producer – hosting an all-singing, all-dancing talent contest as she seeks out back-up dancers to join her world tour. In order to whittle down the final choices, ten contestants will move into the Big Grrls House (where else?), competing to be among the chosen ones.
It’s all unscripted, meaning we’ll see Lizzo in all her authentic prime, while she seeks out (and this is the brief) “confident, bad-ass women to join the elite ranks of the Big Grrrls”.
The release date for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is Friday 25 March – so make a date in your diary, people, and start planning your fancy beverages and takeaway order of choice.
Watch the trailer
The two-minute-long trailer, which was released yesterday, is twerking galore, with vibrant, energy-filled scenes. True to its star, it’s a celebration of body positivity. Lizzo says in a voiceover early on: “Girls that look like me don’t get representation – time to pull up my sleeves and find them myself… it’s the battle of the big girls.”
There’s a hint at more emotional moments – “It’s hard to love yourself in a world that doesn’t love you”, says one contestant – and, of course, good old fashioned rivalry – “Some people are not at the same level as I am”, announces another.
Helping Lizzo along the way will be an elite team: VMA-nominated choreographer Tanisha Scott (who’s worked with Beyoncé and Rihanna) alongside long-time Lizzo squad members, Marie Van, Shirlene Quigley, and Grace Holden – dancers who have accompanied her on her tours already.