Faith Omole stars as Bisma in Peacock’s refreshing new series We Are Lady Parts.
The series follows Amina, a geeky graduate student, in her desperate search to find a life partner. In her pursuit, Amina crosses paths with Saira, Bisma, and Ayesha, members of the London-based punk band “Lady Parts,” and is soon recruited to play with them for an upcoming audition. As their name suggests, the group is bold, defiant, and unapologetic in their expression. They reject anyone’s definition of them except their own. As Amina juggles relationships, friendships, and coursework, she finds liberation and purpose amidst the joyful group camaraderie of Lady Parts.
The series is both chaotic and authentic, with all of the joy, none of the cliché, and the perfect amount of cathartic rock music to top it off. Utilizing a decidedly female gaze, unorthodox directing sequences, and cheeky song lyrics, We Are Lady Parts explores themes of representation, female friendships, love, religion, queerness, and self-expression through the intimacies of each bandmate. We rarely see female characters as multifaceted, yet these women stand firm in their rejection of labels and stereotypes. These ladies march to the beat of their drum, or in this case, guitar riff, and viewers can’t resist nodding along to the song.