I’ve been watching the new NBC show “Up All Night” starring Christina Applegate (who is also the show’s creator) and SNL alum Maya Rudolph. It’s a show aimed right at the sleep-deprived jugular of anyone who is, or ever has been, a new parent.
Christina Applegate is a new mom whose husband stays home to care for their baby and Maya Rudolph is her best friend and boss, a childless diva who’s a big baby herself. A hilarious big baby. These women are funny. And they know what we, the sleep-deprived masses, find funny because they themselves are part of the sleep-deprived masses.
Why Do I Really Watch This Show?
I also watch this show based on principle; both Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph look a little different from their previous TV appearances. Their bodies are rounder, softer, fuller. More than a handful, as they say. They’re sporting what is commonly known as “baby weight”.
Despite this tag given by the superficial section of the society, they still dare to star in their own TV shows while going through their mothering phase in their mothering bodies, without even trying to cover it up. Talk about confidence in your own body.
Their new bodies are substantial and meaningful. And these are the bodies that rule the world. They are the epitome of being womanly, with a heft that is curvy and vibrant to the touch.
This has made me embrace my new body even more as I now see it as confirmation of my transformation from a fragile adolescent to a full-fledged woman. I’m no longer phased by the figure of spinsters and women yet to birth, there’s confidence brewing, confidence every woman should possess after birth. No need to go through rigorous workouts to get back that “normal” shape.
I point these women out not to embarrass them but because they inspire me. Because they are redefining sexy and showing me how to see the sexiness in my full booty. I watch this show religiously so that the mostly male media mucky mucks will have no reason to say, “Why don’t you girls slim down a little. I think it’ll give us a ratings boost.”
They have left their girlish figures behind for something far more desirable. We just have to convince the rest of the world that they’re onto something. Won’t you join me? For more from Kristin, read her blog, Cabin Crush