A brand new Polish comedy sequence on Netflix has grow to be a global smash after rocketing up the community’s most-watched charts across the globe.
Created by Agata Koshmieder and Małgorzata Biedrońska, and developed, written and directed by Kalina Alabrudzińska and Piotr Domalewski, the present Sexify centres round three feminine college college students who kind an unlikely alliance to beat a wide range of life issues.
The lead roles have all been taken by actresses who’re relative newcomers and whereas Polish followers might acknowledge a couple of of the recurring characters, the present has grow to be a success for the standard of performances and content material, somewhat than star energy.
Aleksandra Skraba, who performs the lead position of Natalia, an engineer in search of a brand new mission to work on after her professor suggested her she wanted one thing extra attractive, had solely beforehand appeared in a single brief movie and voiced a personality in a online game.
Marysia Sobocińska, who has appeared in six motion pictures and was beforehand in one other sequence, performs Paulina, a scientist in a dedicated relationship who’s torn between her Catholicism and sexual awakening.
Sandra Drzymalska, who performs Monika a spoilt pupil who was coasting on her father’s identify till he decides to chop her off, had probably the most earlier expertise having appeared in six motion pictures and acted in three sequence.
Producer Jan Kwieciński advised WPROST: “Within the case of ‘Sexify’, we cowl subjects which have by no means been mentioned in a Polish sequence earlier than and we needed individuals who wouldn’t be related to dozens of different productions.
“This freshness of the message was additionally vital to us. The mixture of simple chemistry between the principle actresses and a few sort of braveness on Netflix’s half to provide us a free hand is one thing that makes this sequence very totally different.”
The onscreen chemistry between the forged elevates a present that takes lots from different locations past the everyday tropes, and positions it as a launch for a technology, crossing cultural and language obstacles.
These aware of Poland will see lots that resonates with them such because the Marie Skłodowska Curie poster and acquainted places, whereas those that have by no means been shall be launched to a kaleidoscope of Slavic tradition, each the nice and the unhealthy.
Co-producer Agata Gerc advised WPROST: “With a view to strongly embed this story in Polish actuality, we would have liked heroines with a special view of the world.
“Exhibiting three fully totally different approaches to sexuality and to ourselves, inside a sure social construction by which we transfer, was one thing that created an attention-grabbing start line for telling these tales.
“Already initially of labor on the script, we knew that this was the trail we needed to comply with.”
The present is designed to be a place to begin for conversations in Poland and past. Different exhibits have led the best way for Sexify, demystifying the beforehand taboo subject of intercourse and permitting it to be a focus of the sequence.