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Teenage comedy ‘The DUFF’ to premiere on Romedy Now on 22 May
MUMBAI: Romedy Now is set to telecast popular high-school comedy with the Indian television premiere of ‘The DUFF’, on Sunday, 22 May, at 9 pm.
Directed by Ari Sandel and starring Mae Whiteman (Bianca Piper), Robby Amell (Wesley ‘Westlake’ Rush), Bella Thorne (Madison Morgan) and Nick Eversman (Toby Tucker) in the main roles, ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) is set in a high school.
The movie revolves around the dreams and insecurities of nervous teenagers who aspire to be the most popular ones in school. In this taut but fun environment, Bianca Piper (played by Mae Whiteman) is a kind-hearted, helpful and ever-smiling person who doesn’t see through the fact that all the guys seem to use her goodness in order to get to her friends prettier friends.
However, when realisation dawns on her, Bianca doesn’t cave in. She decides to take matters into her own hands and change her image.
She turns to her neighbour and childhood friend Wesley for help to revamp her personality so that she can approach her crush in college, Toby Tucker. In return, she helps Wesley to study science.
‘The DUFF’ is an adaptation of a book by the same name written by Kody Keplinger. The film received positive reviews from critics as well as audience, as an apt and highly entertaining portrayal of high-school culture and therefore for having connected well with teenagers.