Take A Look At The New Web Series "Skinnie Bitches"

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by Sergio
December 19, 2011 10:52 PM
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Speaking of web series here comes another new one Skinnies Bitches. Now wait, hold up. I didn't call them that. That's the name of the series. Honest. So if you have a problem don't yell at me. These are just the facts ma'am.

The series is written and directed by Rebakah Frimpomg who co-stars with Tatina Wynn and promises to take the viewer "on a culinary journey through the minds of two friends living in New York.  They eat, talk, and laugh as well as sometimes travel and interview top chefs."

They promise new episodes every two weeks which you can watch on the series' website HERE and to watch the first episode take a look below:

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19 Comments

  • Alex Gittens | December 21, 2011 11:20 PMReply

    I want to like this show, if only because it might give me the take of skinny black women--- an intersection of classes that you seldom see in food criticism--- on food and eating. As is, it seems more of a vanity project than something that provides any useful information or entertainment: I learned *nothing* (except for that shito means pepper in Ga), and the anecdotes weren't funny. I felt like there was no substance provided to back up their assertion that they knew food. Eating pad thai and talking about Whole Foods doesn't cut it. The preview of the next episode didn't get my hopes up either, but if I run into the show somewhere else, I'll definitely check in and see if it improved.

    What was the tea the Ghanan mentioned?

  • Rebekah | December 21, 2011 12:07 AMReply

    Even though the feedback is mixed on our web series, we still have more episodes coming. Thank you to those who like the series and to those who don't please keep checking in with us because we are just getting started.

  • Mecca | December 20, 2011 9:29 PMReply

    Is this really a web series? It looks to me like they decided to upload a video for the fun of it. I disliked ATCQ & Nas music in the background. I have to agree with Chica on this one there is no direction and no target audience.

  • Mecca | December 21, 2011 10:19 AM

    I will check out your website. I will wait for more episodes to come. But so far I don't think you are grabbing anyone's attention with this video. I understand that this is your first try and it's not easy out there in the film world. But I truly hope it gets better!

  • Rebekah Frimpong | December 21, 2011 12:00 AM

    @ Mecca, yes this is really a web series and our target audience consist of foodies. This is a web series that is different from most being that we are combining humor with the layout of a food cooking show and a reality show. Whether or not you like the web series is your opinion and it is respected. Each episode will be different and everyone must start somewhere, the first episode is more like an introduction to our show. Visit the website and learn more about the series and the concept behind it. Even though we poke fun at somethings on the show, there seriously is a lack of exposure for Black and Africans in the culinary world of television. Each episode will get better and better. We are making the series on no budget at all so bare with us.

  • Nicole | December 20, 2011 4:55 PMReply

    Hmmmm......

    I'm willing to give the ladies another a chance but hopefully the next shows in the series will flow better. And be more interesting. This one was kinda blah.

  • AliciaFiasco | December 20, 2011 4:28 PMReply

    This was pretty boring. Though the production quality was nice, it was definitely missing a point to the show. As someone else stated, it's not clear who the audience is. And the background music was too loud, but that was okay because the dialogue just seemed to be two rambling "skinny bitches." The title doesn't bother me because I use it as well (http://sweetilocks.blogspot.com). It's not about bragging about being skinny, it's characterizing their experience, and mocking those who hate and bash them (us) for being skinny, rather than recognize the healthy aspects and attitudes we may have. Not to say all skinny people are healthy, but clearly these two present themselves to be. I think the show would better serve it's audience by creating an agenda for each episode, like, perhaps a cooking demonstration, or how to navigate Whole Foods. It would've been interesting if there was audio during the scenes in the grocery store. So it was boring, but it can be improved with some guided direction and more well-thought out production. Nice camera work though!

  • ANONYMOUS` | December 20, 2011 3:09 PMReply

    WACK!

  • bondgirl | December 20, 2011 2:00 PMReply

    Oh God that was awful! Sorry ladies, but you must have a script or a producer feeding you questions. It seemed too off the cuff that required some improv classes, and also staying in one spot for a long period of time is boring. You are in the greatest city in the nation, full of exciting backdrops, and you shoot behind the West Side Highway? Was it a permit issue? It's not easy to get permission to film a pilot in Whole Foods (I've gone through the process), but maybe if you had recreated the "argument" scene in the store as a flashback, it would've added something to the story. Also, let us know why you're an authority on cooking (if that is the angle); are you a home cook and just have a passion, or is one of you classically trained? Let us know off the bat why we should trust your "expertise" and what you're saying.

  • canopy jones | December 20, 2011 1:27 PMReply

    Hmmmm. This came off as a digital platform for elitist, egotistical, skinny women.

  • Moe | December 20, 2011 12:13 PMReply

    It just REALLY needs to be edited down to about 1:30 to 2:00 (maybe not even 2:00) which would make the piece better able to catch one's attention. The title is also unnecessary and WILL turn off "like-styled" people would would have supported your work.

  • B | December 20, 2011 4:53 AMReply

    ON THE UPSIDE: the girl with the hat on is totally hot in my opinion.
    ON THE DOWNSIDE: this bored me to tears really, and I love talking about food! But what's the point of this show, really? And, as a "skinny bitch" myself, I find the title insulting to skinny and big(er) girls alike. Why do you need a title like that just to talk about healthy food choices? Generally, I agree with Blutopaz. Snoozer.

  • Nadine | December 20, 2011 12:24 PM

    I DO NOT LIKE THE TITLE OF THE SHOW... but, I think "large and in charge" thing has been TOO embraced by the "folks". It time to model healthier lifestyles. Skinny, doesn't have to mean healthy, but if you are (and have been) living a healthy lifestyle, you are likely to not be "bigger". I think smaller Black women have been, honestly, bullied into submission by the larger, so honestly we have to stop convincing Blacks that being large can also mean being healthy just because we are not being real with ourselves. We have different body structures (strong cores) which CAN make a larger woman looks FABULOUS (small waist, generous everything else), but she's also likely to suffer from hormonal imbalances which can lead to cysts, fibroids, diabetes, heart disease and stroke just because she can, aesthetically, pull off a larger figure. It's time to get serious with our health, not just being hourglasses that some men may find attractive.

  • BluTopaz | December 20, 2011 12:31 AMReply

    Skinny, Rambling and Boring Bitches. Black folks eating pad thai to a hip hop soundtrack and shop Whole Foods, ooh that's so dope.

  • BluTopaz | December 20, 2011 9:08 PM

    I actually was not trying to be constructive with my first comment and my words were not "fiery". Maybe you did not recognize my sarcasm, but anyone who puts themselves out there with a Bitch label should be ready for plenty of of it, esp. when their product is not up to par. I kinda think you just wanted to rant on bad health habits in the Black community, when the video content itself is the focus. Even if they want to feature healthier options for traditional recipes would be great. I'm guessing this thread has put more thought into their project than they have. These two don't even strike me as particularly skinny anyway, maybe they just wanted any angle. Still like the camera work though.

  • Nadine - a.k.a. one angry chica | December 20, 2011 3:49 PM

    "I get that it's a pilot video but they need to tighten it up: no direction, no script, and I have no idea who their audience is. I'm not sure they know either, but it's an interesting premise. Maybe they will include cooking good recipes (and where to find obscure ingredients) in future episodes. But hanging out at the local Thai joint eating the most common dish in that culture, randomly doing the robot and rambling on about going in Whole Foods ready to fight (no stereotypes, there) does not hold my interest. Was that constructive enough for you?" -- BLUTOPAZ

    Yes...YES!!! That was constructive and spot on! "Skinny, Rambling and Boring Bitches. etc..." -- BLUTOPAZ...not so much!!! I had no anger while I was typing by the way, I really wanted to know where your fiery comment was coming from in case I missed something (I admittedly skipped a little bit...it was boring)...since they were, as far as I saw, not stereotypical.

  • BluTopaz | December 20, 2011 1:17 PM

    But I do like the look of it a LOT--if any production people can guess what kind of camera they use please share--I'm more of a post-person :-)

  • BluTopaz | December 20, 2011 1:15 PM

    You sound like the angry one, chica. The use of the word skinny is the most imaginative thing about the video (skinny bitches talking about food, so clever!) And so you can save your keystrokes, I already maintain a healthy eating lifestyle and have spenttoom much time in Whole Paycheck and could probably liven up future episodes by teaching them where to shop in bulk and steam delicious veggies, thank you.

    I get that it's a pilot video but they need to tighten it up: no direction, no script, and I have no idea who their audience is. I'm not sure they know either, but it's an interesting premise. Maybe they will include cooking good recipes (and where to find obscure ingredients) in future episodes. But hanging out at the local Thai joint eating the most common dish in that culture, randomly doing the robot and rambling on about going in Whole Foods ready to fight (no stereotypes, there) does not hold my interest. Was that constructive enough for you?

  • Nadine | December 20, 2011 12:28 PM

    I get that you don't like it, but why so angry? What is "dope" to you? No constructive critiques? Did they behave like animals? Were they moving there necks back and forth while rolling their eyes? Were they, per their script, playing out the role of undesirable whore? I'm really trying to understand the anger... Is it the use of the word skinny?

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