Catch Matthew Lewis in New Web Series, “Nutritiously Nicola”
It’s been over a year since it was announced that Matthew Lewis would star in the web series Nutritiously Nicola. Now the self-funded dark comedy, which offers an insight into online perfectionism, is available to view in its entirety on YouTube.
Spanning seven episodes, the series follows Nicola Woodford, a 20-something-year-old Londoner who tries to find success as a food blogger while in recovery for an eating disorder. The series is inspired by the experiences of creator Natalie Bray and is in part a response to the clean eating movement.
I originally created Nutritiously Nicola! as an angry, cheeky response to the rise of the clean eating movement and my self-conscious frustration at how it was exacerbating my own eating disorder. It was when I started to receive messages from friends who had had the same experience, most of whom had never talked openly about their body image issues, that I knew it was an important story to tell.
Matthew plays a version of himself in the series, alongside his brother (and fellow actor) Anthony Lewis. The pair can be seen in Episodes 5 and 6, in which Matthew tries to hire Nicola in an attempt to become more “buff” than his wizarding world costar Daniel Radcliffe. You can catch a glimpse of Matthew in the trailer below.
The two episodes not only reveal a thoughtful underlying commentary about the body image expectations for men but are also crammed full of Harry Potter references and jokes!
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As well as providing an interesting look into the perfectionism of online life, Nutritiously Nicola is making waves with its origin story. Not only was the project self-funded, but it is also the debut series produced by Double Yay Productions, an all-female, UK-based production company that creates female-led scripted comedy. Originally offered a deal from an established production company in spring 2017, Double Yay made the decision to self-fund and self-release Nutritiously Nicola in order to maintain creative control, and we’re so glad they did!
You can watch all seven episodes of Nutritiously Nicola on YouTube, but be aware that the series does contain profanity and references to eating disorders.