Iliza Shlesinger is undeniably hysterical and honest in sixth Netflix comedy special, second book

Hilarious and wonderfully talented comedienne Iliza Shlesinger released her sixth Netflix special titled hot forever on October 11, the same day as the release of his second book, “All Things Aside: Absolutely Correct Opinions,” and he’s not holding back on his honesty or comedy.

“It’s my mission to make people feel heard and included, and to express the things that maybe we shouldn’t say, that I think we all feel,” Shlesinger said. Yahoo Canada. “I did that by talking about things that are uncomfortable.”

In hot foreverShlesinger starts off with a very strong point, “dancing on TikTok was never sexy regardless of the TikTok app.” Shlesinger explains exactly why that’s the case, as he shares some dating advice and wisdom by mentioning all the oddities that happen between men and women the first time they have sex.

That is followed by the comic that talks about the “ugly bra” concept, the one with thick straps and multiple hooks, in which function replaces beauty.

Iliza Shlesinger: hot forever. Iliza Shlesinger in Cleveland, Ohio. (Clifton Prescod/Netflix)

What Shlesinger does expertly, both in his book and in his latest Netflix special, is seamlessly weave humor and banter with incredibly valid and important social commentary.

for example in hot forever she talks about the commodification of feminism and the use of what she calls “shiny talk” such as “sassy bitch”, “boss bi-ch”, “yas queen” and other things that are written on everything from clothes to bottles of reusable water. Shlesinger says what is the real truth, which many do not want to admit, that society is still uncomfortable with a woman who is strong and earns money.

“As a comedian, I’m just saying, enough is enough, let me say what we’re all thinking and you can judge me for it later,” Shlesinger said. “I think women deserve to be heard and we deserve not to feel bad about very normal things, that’s the root of this.”

“Especially as someone who was always labeled weird growing up, or a comedian, or just being a woman, you think you’re alone, you think you’re on an island and society has set it up that way.”

In hot forever, He goes on to talk about all the vile things that are said to women online, famous or not, and the anger towards women that exists when we don’t pay proper attention to men.

“Gentlemen, if you’re not having sex…and your life narrative is that you’re not having sex because women are bitches, women are whores, you’re a good guy and you deserve better, that’s nature’s way of doing it. tells you you shouldn’t have sex because you can’t adapt and evolve, and there shouldn’t be more of your kind,” Shlesinger says in the Netflix special.

at the end of hot forever, Shlesinger talks about how she had a miscarriage and how it’s not something you talk about publicly often. Shlesinger also has an essay about a miscarriage in her book where she goes into more detail about the harrowing experience, in an effort to normalize discussions of women’s health.

“It’s a scientific fact, the more people hear things, the more they start to accept them,” he told Yahoo Canada.

ALL THINGS APART: ABSOLUTELY CORRECT VIEWS by Iliza Shlesinger, Foreword by Margaret Cho

ALL THINGS APART: ABSOLUTELY CORRECT VIEWS by Iliza Shlesinger, Foreword by Margaret Cho

“I think I’m writing it for my younger self”

If you enjoy Iliza Shlesinger’s Netflix specials, her book is a must-read (really, it’s a must-read for everyone, whether you’ve seen the specials or not). It exemplifies how good comics are at creating comedy that first and foremost makes you laugh, but is also able to comment on society so effectively.

What instantly stands out in the book is that Shlesinger includes asides in each essay, written in a different font than the rest of the text, giving the feeling that he goes a step further to write the comments that most people would whisper. to the ear. That tool makes content feel even more personal to the reader, whether they’re reading about his very serious experience with a stalker, or just a list of nostalgic things Elder Millennials love.

One thing is certain for anyone who reads Shlesinger’s book “All Things Aside: Absolutely Correct Opinions,” all women (as Margaret Cho writes in the foreword) will wish they had access to the comedian’s words when they were children.

“I am part of a very, very, very long list of women who tell it like it is, but I never found those things and I was a little lonely, no one is to blame, it’s just that maybe it’s the lack of access, “he explained. Shlesinger. . “So I’m doing it because I think I’m writing it for my younger self, this is what I would have liked to hear.”

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