Reliving the puberty trauma with Big Mouth
REMEMBER "the talk” you had with your parents?
Remember those books they read to you with the unappealing pictures?
Remember that moment when your dignity went out the window and you became 'all grown up?'
Who can forget puberty?
No really? I think I speak for the majority of us when I say, I wish I could forget "that day” in question.
And yet, a new Netflix series is swaying many minds, that we need to relive the awkwardness of those moments again, but this time as adults.
Created by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, Big Mouth tells the incredibly hilarious and relatably cringe-worthy tales of a handful of teenage friends who find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.
This adult animation is not for the faint hearted; as in the first episode when Elliot scares Andrew after he finishes his shower, only to drop his towel revealing his gentiles - nothing is left the imagination.
As boys and girls deal with the struggles of day-to-day high school life, they are followed and coerced into temptation by the puberty monsters that appear at the most inconvenient of times.
It's like reliving the horrible experience all over again, but this time you're the fly on the wall.
Big Mouth brilliantly relives every moment of adolescence from relationships, sexuality, body confidence, friendships and friendshifts, to body changes and awkward conversations with the 'rents'.
Aside from the crude jokes, sometimes graphic dialogue and imagery, Big Mouth is also surprisingly educational.
While it charms the audience with humour, the show also brings about a learning element that is quite delightful as a side element to the animation.
You can't help but find an essence of truth in each of the teens as they struggle through each episode to try and get a grasp on life and it's ups and downs.
You can't help but fall in love with the puberty monsters and their impulsive emotionally-driven actions which drive these kids into a whirlwind of trouble.
As for my self, all I can say is thank goodness we only have to go through this once... right?
But thanks Netflix for bringing back the embarrassing memories of our young adult lives.