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With a few exceptions, like “Laggies” and “Young Adult,” the subgenre of arrested-development movies centers on listless white male protagonists. But “Definition Please” offers a new perspective on that feeling of inertia, focusing on a young Indian American woman.
The plight of many children of immigrants, to measure up to parental expectations of traditional excellence or stray from them to carve out their own fulfillment, takes cheeky shape in “Donkeyhead,” a dramedy from first-time writer-director and star Agam Darshi.
‘Definition Please’: Watch the Exclusive Trailer for the South Asian Dramedy Produced by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is continuing her path of spotlighting South Asian storytelling in Hollywood. Following the recent success of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever and HBO Max’s Sex Lives of College Girls, both of which feature leading Indian cast members, Kaling is now the executive producer on the South Asian family dramedy Definition Please.
Ava DuVernay’s outfit ARRAY Releasing continues to build up filmmakers of color and women. Its latest slate, including the films “Donkeyhead” and “Definition Please,” will premiere January 21 on Netflix in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Exclusively on IndieWire, watch the trailer premiere below for “Donkeyhead,” directed by and starring Agam Darshi, ahead of its streaming release.