Just last week, it was announced that Kim Cattrall would finally be making a cameo appearance as Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That to much fanfare. Cashing in on that wave of fan love, Netflix unveiled the trailer for the upcoming series Glamorous featuring the SATC icon, and it actually looks fun!
The premise of the show will remind every Millennial of the good ol’ days of Ugly Betty (starring America Ferreira as the titular Betty) and we are not complaining. This Betty, however, ain’t ugly but has challenges of their own.
Glamorous centres around the story of Marco Mejia, portrayed by Miss Benny, a gender non-conforming queer Gen Z, who has to leave the world of social media and get a ‘real’ job in the ‘real’ world. The series takes us on Marco’s transformative journey as they venture into the glitzy world of makeup under the mentorship of beauty mogul Madolyn Addison, played by Cattrall.
The trailer offers a glimpse into Marco’s love for makeup. Struggling with a dead-end job their mother finds for them, Marco’s fortunes change when a fortuitous encounter with Addison leads to a job opportunity at her beauty company. Doesn’t that remind you of every 2000s romcom where our main character would bag the best job in the universe after very casually bumping into the big boss? Fun times!
However, Marco soon discovers that the job involves more than glitter and glam. The trailer also reveals glimpses of Marco’s exploration of their queer identity.
Scheduled for release on June 22nd, Glamorous features a fresh cast, including Zane Phillips from Legacies as Madolyn’s son Ben, Jade Payton from Dynasty as Madolyn’s assistant Venetia, Michael Hsu Rosen from Tiny Pretty Things as Marco’s bashful love interest Ben, Ayesha Harris from Daisy Jones & The Six as graphic designer Britt, and Graham Parkhurst from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds as Marco’s not-so-shy love interest Parker.
While Glamorous debuts on Netflix, fans can also look forward to And Just Like That airing on Max in the US, and Sky Comedy and NOW in the UK.