Many viewers of Netflix’s series “Insatiable” have called for its cancellation amid accusations of fat shaming, but a conservative group is also shedding light on its constant attacks on the Christian faith.
Aimed at a teenage audience, the 12-part first season has been criticized by the Media Research Center’s News Busters for promoting “all kinds of sexual and gender identity exploration among minors and adults alike, to liberal issues like abortion.”
Rated TV-MA to be “viewed by adults and unsuitable for children under 17,” the series is about a formerly overweight teenage girl name Patty Bladell (former Disney star Debby Ryan) who takes revenge on the students who once bullied her. After losing 70 pounds, the now skinny Patty enters the Miss Magic Jesus Pageant in which the winner will don a “crown of thorns.”
In the series, Patty is unknowingly filmed engaging in sex acts with her pastor’s teenage son inside a small Noah’s Ark replica on the church’s children’s playground. Thinking she’s pregnant, Pastor Mike (comedian Michael Ian Black) calls Patty and her father into his office for a meeting where he breaks the news that a potential winner of the Miss Magic Jesus Pageant cannot be pregnant, so she must drop out. Patty’s response is to assure her pastor not to worry because she’s decided to have an abortion.
Several LGBT storylines are also prominent in the series, including a transgender student and Patty’s best friend Nonnie (Kimmy Shields) who discovers that she has an obsessive crush on Patty and eventually kisses her. She later kisses a boy, too, but decides to start a lesbian relationship with another contestant in the Miss Magic Jesus Pageant who hit on her in the girls’ bathroom. After watching her girlfriend’s sexually-charged performance in the pageant she enthusiastically tells her father (who is seated next to her in the audience) “that’s my girlfriend.” He replies with an approving smile and fatherly hug around her shoulder.
“In what was the most offensive scene of the entire show, the Miss Magic Jesus Pageant begins with the contestants singing a very lurid and sexually charged ‘worship’ song that doesn’t even make sense,” News Busters adds.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Melissa Barnhart