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Meet SMILF Brid­gette Bird ( Frankie Shaw), a smart, scrappy, young sin­gle mum from South Bos­ton try­ing to nav­i­gate the tri­als of moth­er­hood and sex – all while strug­gling to make ends meet and jug­gling her slightly crazy fam­ily. Oh, and in case you’re won­der­ing, SMILF stands for Sin­gle MILF. Add it to the vo­cab!

WHY YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH BRID­GETTE... She doesn’t come from money and she sleeps in the same bed as her son. Yep, life is that real! “She’s broke and down and out, and f**ked-up shit hap­pens to her,” says Frankie. “But there’s a sense of op­ti­mism. It’s like the most tragic thing – you have to laugh at it.”

NEW GIRL-CRUSH ALERT... Look out Lena Dun­ham, Frankie writes, stars in and oc­ca­sion­ally di­rects eps of SMILF, too! How’s that for mul­ti­task­ing? “Mak­ing the show is like be­ing a sin­gle mum. It’s so hard and so much work, and there’s a sin­gu­lar fo­cus,” says Frankie.

SOME FA­MIL­IAR FACES POP UP... Brid­gette’s un­sta­ble boss Ally and her com­bat­ive mother Tutu are played by Con­nie Brit­ton and Rosie O’don­nell re­spec­tively. Keep your eyes peeled for for­mer Home And Away star Sa­mara Weav­ing as Nel­son, the girl­friend of Brid­gette’s ex Rafi ( Miguel Gomez).

drops Mon­days on Stan

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