Have our relationships become a product of a social media obsessed generation? Dating in the 21st century is constantly changing and not necessarily for the better.
With a title like Am I F#*kable, this show had the scope to be great, but it didn’t quite live up to the expectation
Starting off with a montage of dating through the ages, we see how drastically it has changed. Exploring the different types of relationships in our modern society; sketches about a forbidden workplace romance, online dating and picking up a date in a bar, show how many people are stuck in a real-life ‘Tinder’. Judging on looks before any of the important stuff, we see the consequences of how unhealthy this mentality can be, and this is quickly proven with a sketch about some ‘lads’ on a night out, misogynistically rating girls out of 10.
The consequences of how social media has an effect on body image is also explored through a set of monologues. With skinny girls wanting to get skinnier, social media has had such an influence on beauty, but realistically does anyone actually look like Kendall Jenner? Heather Andrews delivered a moving performance centred around the obsession with losing weight. Lisa Caira and James McCauley both commented on society's perception of what the perfect body should look like, for both men and women, and how being the ‘nice guy’ is never good enough.
The actor’s performances are well received. With only three cast members, they portrayed the many different comedic characters very well. However, the show unfortunately lacked plot and originality. When using such a common theme, you need to do something different that sets you apart, but this show didn’t stand out from the hundreds of other productions of its kind. With a title like Am I F#*kable, this show had the scope to be great, but it didn’t quite live up to the expectation. Although cliché in parts, the themes explored are relevant and relatable and definitely portrays an important message to the younger adult generation of today.