Jessie Kahnweiler’s Sundance debut is a film about a female artist trying to break through into the mainstream while struggling with a drug addict ex-boyfriend, an overbearing mother, and a years-long struggle with bulimia. Sounds like your typical indie movie drama, right? Well, too bad this isn’t a movie, it’s a web series made for Refinery 29, a lifestyle site aimed at millennial women. Oh, and it’s not a drama at all, it’s a comedy.
The Skinny, a series of six episodes around 10-minutes long released to the public concurrent to its festival debut, follows a wannabe feminist YouTube star also named Jessie as she tries to strike it big in the cut-throat world of social media influencers. Just to make life even harder, her boyfriend Cole (Spencer Hill