Interview with Mindy Kaling on “The Sex Lives of College Girls”

Mindy Kaling is talking The sex lives of girls in college and I never have. (Photo: Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for Early Warning Services, LLC)

Women at Essex College, his backdrop The sex lives of girls in collegehe would certainly be aware of the changing regime of Roe v. Wade.

“Especially the character Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet), who came to Essex because she wanted to be a Supreme Court justice. She literally said she wanted to be like the next Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” co-creator Mindy Kaling told Yahoo Entertainment on Wednesday. , days before the Supreme Court was expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, cutting off access to safe abortions for millions of American women. “I think especially on this campus, which is a very big combination, like, you know, of ideologies and others, I think it’s something they’re talking about.”

From left are Reneé Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott, Pauline Chalamet and Amrit Kaur.

From left, Reneé Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott, Pauline Chalamet and Amrit Kaur star in “The Sex Lives of College Girls”. (Photo: Courtesy of HBO Max)

Kaling, who also co-wrote the executive production of the first season of HBO Max comedy, promised the series would not be heavy on the subject when he returned. Viewers should expect the show to address the issue as controversial issues have previously been mentioned – with humor.

“Obviously we’re trying to get political things out of the comedy patina … just to make it more enjoyable, but I think these are things we’re constantly talking about in the room,” Kaling said at an event in Los Angeles. to promote its partnership with Zelle mobile payment platform. “I mean, in the first season we dealt with things in Title IX, we dealt with sexual assault, we dealt with characters coming out in hostile environments. So it’s something we’re very interested in and, again, we do it in comedy, I think, it’s the most effective way to get points. “

The idea, he added, is to follow the example of stand-up comedians and understand your point of view without making people feel like they are being preached.

While the series has not yet announced a release date for its second season, Kaling put a photo of the cast – Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott – and the crew at a table that was read in April.

He promised that the second round of the women ‘s adventures on campus would show them that they were beginning to acquire their own as they adjusted to their still new world.

“The biggest thing this season, I would say, is that the girls came in the first season, so much, they were so innocent. And they were from their own worlds, they had an idea of ​​what college would be like. and the whole first season was like constantly throwing them into a fight, no, not at all what you thought. “What you thought would happen will not happen to you,” Kaling said. “They are not cynical or anything, but they are definitely more accustomed to which college. They are not so naive, especially Kimberly.”

One of Kaling’s other Netflix TV shows I never haveThe one, which is loosely based on her own early life, takes place in high school, so it is scheduled to end after four seasons. When asked, however, Kaling said she would be interested in going to this show in college as well.

“I mean, I love the character [Devi]and, you know, we like to work together [lead actress] Maitrey [Ramakrishnan]”So I would love to see this character in college,” he said. “I do not know what Netflix plans are. Maybe he can go to college from [The Sex Lives of College Girls] and can be a great crossover. It would be easy for me. “But I would love to see what this character does for the rest of her life, so whenever Netflix would like to see this character again, I would happily revisit her life.”

Starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan starred in “Never Have I Ever”. (Photo: Everett Collection)

First, the third and fourth seasons must air. the third premiere on August 12.

“I’m actually writing the finale now, the finale of the series, because we’re shooting the 4th season,” Kaling said. “We’re going to finish it soon. And I think from where the characters started, this Devi character, who’s going through so much sadness, she doesn’t want to face it, she just wants to have a boy, she just wants to lose her virginity … where It’s four years later, this season is going to grow up, because she’s going to college and, you know, she’s going to put up with some of her more immature things so she can go out and face the world. [with] this last batch of episodes “.

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