Charli XCX producing A24 gay comedy series, ‘Overcompensating’


Charli XCX, Benito Skinner pictured next to A24
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Hyperpop princess Charli XCX is teaming up with A24 to produce a new TV series starring TikTok comedian Benito Skinner.

The premise of the film will be centred around an Idaho football player’s coming out journey, following his struggles to accept his sexuality and “overcompensating” in the process.

The series is going to explore the poignant, personal and humorous tale of navigating identity.

Charli’s collaboration with the indie production company A24 will mark their second joint production, following this year’s sleeper hit Bodies Bodies Bodies which Charli also produced music for.

The grammy-nominated, gay icon will also be writing music for the series, which is currently still in development.

Skinner, better known by his TikTok handle Benny Drama, took to Instagram to express his excitement and appreciation for the project.

 

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“AH!!!!!!!!!! Been waiting to share this for the past 2 years…” Skinner captioned the news on Instagram.

Skinner became a viral TikTok sensation through his celebrity impressions and skits.

Since then, he’s also tried broadened his acting talents, portraying Jack Cole Jordan on “Queer as Folk,” and appearing in “Search Party.”

He will also be starring in Chelsea Peretti’s upcoming directorial debut “First Time Female Director.”

Dream Team

The project will also mark the second official collaboration between Charli and Skinner, after he appeared in the music video for her song New Shapes earlier this year.

The singer returned the favour by featuring in Skinner’s TikTok:

@bennydrama7 just another tw*nk at a @charlixcx ♬ Hot Girl (Bodies Bodies Bodies) – Charli XCX

 

Skinner is not only penning the script, but is executive producing alongside Charli XCX.

The pair will be joining industry powerhouses such as Jonah Hill and his Strong Baby production company, Scott King, Serrano and Searle, Scooter Braun, James Shin, Scott Manson, and Kyle Vinuya.

The series has not yet announced a release date.

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Nate Woodall

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