Insatiable available this Friday

Published 12:25 am Thursday, August 9, 2018

Netflix series inspired by local attorney’s story

It’s only a matter of hours now before Netflix will release Insatiable, the new series based loosely on the life of local attorney and pageant coach Bill Alverson that has already stirred controversy.

“The show’s about a small-town lawyer who is a pageant coach,” Alverson said in June. “It’s based on my personality. I’m listed as a producer, and I have one line in the first episode.”

Insatiable was developed for The CW, which did not pick it up. But Alverson said that turned out to be a good thing when Netflix ordered a full season of the “dramedy” featuring Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts and Alyssa Milano.

But after the trailer was released in July, 218,000 people signed a petition on asking that the series be cancelled, claiming the show will cause eating disorders and perpetuate objectification of women.

Insatiable centers on Patty (Ryan), who, for years, has been bullied, ignored, and underestimated by those around her because of her weight. But when she finds herself suddenly thin, Patty is out for payback against anyone who has ever made her feel bad about herself.

The character of Bob Armstrong is a dissatisfied civil lawyer turned beauty pageant coach. Another storyline focuses on him being falsely accused of sexual assault.

Despite the petition, Netflix still plans to release the 12 episodes of Insatiable tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 10. Alverson, who has a cameo role in an early episode, is in Los Angeles for the reveal.

Previously, a reality show about his life, Coach Charming, was filmed in Andalusia.