The Life of a Journalist in Four More Shots Please! (and Other Chick Flicks) is Fake News

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The Life of a Journalist in Four More Shots Please! (and Other Chick Flicks) is Fake News

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mazon Prime’s latest homegrown offering, Four More Shots Please!, revolves around the rich people problems of four glamorous twenty-something Mumbai women who spend a suspicious amount of time at the local bar. There’s Siddhi, the chubby rich girl; Umang, the slutty one; Anjana, the lawyer; and of course, Damini, the journalist.

If this sounds like a hackneyed, insultingly reductive list of characters, that’s because the show offers little more than what we’ve seen a thousand times over in the “chick flick” genre. Anjana and Damini have serious, high-powered jobs that somehow allow them to leave the office and go day-drinking (because duh, four more shots, please!) Umang is bisexual, which means her chief hobby is fucking random strangers in public bathrooms. Siddhi, despite being a perfectly normal-sized woman, is treated like she’s morbidly obese by her suffocating mother. On second thought, that might be the most realistic part of the show.

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