GLAMOROUS is a fresh look at the world of beauty through the eyes of Marco (Miss Benny), a young, non-conformist queer boy teetering on who she is inside. It was fun, campy, and sometimes entertaining.   

The highlight of this series for me is seeing the infamous Kim Cattrall play the character of Madelyn Addison, the imaginary mogul, and legend in the make-up business. She looked as fabulous as ever. I loved her fabulous clothes and her ability to still strut her stuff in a non-Samantha way. She’s still got it.   

The pacing was fast, and there were tons of “hookups.” The series gave viewers a look into many sides of the gay and lesbian world. The theme was noble. Finding out who you are and how you fit into your social and career lanes is a must for any young person coming of age. The problem was how lightweight the writers created the storylines. It was clear they intended to make a huge statement, but the writers kept it all in the middle of the road vacillating back and forth about who was dating who each week.   

My favorite scene was the lip sync to the song SHE HAD IT COMING from the musical CHICAGO. Everyone was a hoot in their drag garb. And I loved most of the make-up tips and looks along the way. Other than that, it was pretty predictable. Pure escapism for those binging moments this summer.   

GLAMOROUS is not for everyone. First, viewers must care about all the ensembles’ journeys, and second, if they do, they might want more weight added to each episode. It is indeed a conundrum if they are renewed.   

GLAMOROUS is available to stream on Netflix.   

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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