Co-created by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham this reimagining of Penny Marshall’s classic is wonderfully and unapologetically queer
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY AMAZON STUDIOS
In 1992, Penny Marshall’s film, A League Of Their Own, knocked it out of the park and changed the lives of many young women and girls. Inspired by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, founded in World War II while men were all away fighting, it’s full of heart, entertainment and laughs.
When the news was announced that Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham would be co-creating a remake of the film for TV format, LGBTQI fans of the original were eager to see what would come out of this queer-led project. As you can tell from the official trailer, this reimagining of the beloved film is wonderfully diverse and sapphic.
Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) and Chanté Adams (A Journal for Jordan) all take on leading roles within the show and the entire cast is absolutely flawless with how they bring the characters to life. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be inspired to order your very own Peaches uniform ready for whenever you decide to re-watch your new fave queer show of all-time.
This show serves up an abundance of queer and Black joy with strong messages of solidarity, all while powerfully showing viewers that LGBTQI people have always existed. Yes, the world looked very different in the 1940s, but we’ve always found a way to find love and community.
I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s the type of show that, once you finish, will leave you wishing you could experience the story for the first time all over again.
So this Friday, sit back, relax and get ready to be inspired all over again by the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the women they meet along the way.
Psst … if you’re wanting more A League Of Their Own goodness, keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming September issue 😉
A League Of Their Own is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from 12 August
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