We Are Lady Parts wins Peabody Award

The Peabody Awards announced their third round of winners, with We Are Lady Parts (WALP) and The Wonder Years taking home prizes in the entertainment category.

Of WALP the judges comments were:

The rebellious spirit of the Sex Pistols meets the guiding wisdom of the Quran in We Are Lady Parts, Nida Manzoor’s subversive British comedy about an all-female, all-Muslim punk band. Dressed in hijabs and ripped jeans, niqab face scarves and combat boots, the women are poised to infiltrate London’s punk patriarchy with original songs like “Voldemort Under My Headscarf” and “Ain’t No One Gonna Honour Kill My Sister But Me.” This irreverent, charming, and utterly fresh series, obliterates MENA and South Asian stereotypes and fearlessly tackles taboos about Islam, offering a multifaceted depiction of Muslim women rarely seen on screen. 

Nida Manzoor’s We Are Lady Parts has already won BAFTA and RTS awards

Working Title Television, a part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group (Peacock, Channel 4)

The Peabody Awards are organized by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. 

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