‘Unfair & Ugly’ is a proposed, six-episode TV series about a South Asian Muslim family in Orange County, California who are all “trying to keep it together.” Series creators Yumna Khan and Nida Chowdhry are first-generation Indian and Pakistani-Americans, respectively. The filmmakers were inspired by their own lives, having been exposed to different cultures in Orange County, from South Asian and Vietnamese to Latino, they explore topics such as interracial relationships, and conflicts between immigrants and their American born children.
“It’s to show that racism divides us all,” says Ms. Khan. “We want to create an opportunity for conversation. If we are willing as people of color to talk, it opens the door for everyone else to talk about it with their own families, communities and in their workplaces.”
Ms. Khan and Ms. Chowdhry said they hope their series will open doors for better representation of South Asian actors and opportunities for diverse filmmakers. “What we want to show is the beauty and complex reality of the people around us who are not well represented,” says Ms. Chowdhry. “They need to be shown as part of the fabric of life. So, we are rising up to our responsibility to create the images of us that we want to see on TV.”
The producers are currently shopping the series to streaming studios. To check out the railer, please CLICK.