People Are Obsessed With Nonnie From ‘Insatiable’ And They’re Not Wrong
13 August 2018, 20:13 | Updated: 13 August 2018, 20:27
"At this point, I’m watching Insatiable for Nonnie and Nonnie only and that’s the tea."
The Debby Ryan-led Netflix dark-comedy series Insatiable finally dropped on Netflix last week (August 10) and so far, the reaction from both the critics and the audiences has not been great. Despite being called out for an endless list of problematic stereotypes and jokes, there has been a few aspects of the show that have emerged as positives amongst all the backlash - and one of those things is Patty's best friend Nonnie.
Nonnie is played by Kimmy Shields, who you'll have most recently seen in HBO's Big Little Lies alongside Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman and cancelled Netflix series Girlboss, and she's become a real fan favourite amongst the fans of the show on Twitter.
However, as with almost everything that Insatiable has to offer, Nonnie's character hasn't passed through the internet without criticism. Some are concerned about the representation of a closeted girl being obsessed with her straight best friend and the stigma that it will no doubt continue to perpetuate in platonic friendships between girls, and boys, for that matter. (And there's also the fact that Nonnie's sexuality is often used as a punchline.)
Others, on the other hand, can't get enough of her journey to figuring out, and later becoming comfortable with, her own sexual identity. Amidst all the problematic storylines, tropes and stereotypes, Nonnie has emerged as one of the series' best characters.
On the fourth episode of Insatiable. Nonnie is quickly shaping up to be my favorite character.— GoldenLine (@Streakofscarlet) August 10, 2018
This is a Nonnie only zone. Sorry about it.
at this point i’m watching insatiable for nonnie and nonnie only and that’s the tea— rayne. (@eyelished) August 11, 2018
Nonnie is an ANGEL.
nonnie from insatiable is an angel— louis at the end of olivia (@rrandymeekss) August 13, 2018
They said what they said! #NonnieAndDee2k18
cancel the whole thing and give me a new show with nonnie, dee, choi and brick. #insatiable— trix (@everythngisskam) August 13, 2018
When Nonnie called Patty out at the roast... I felt that.
I think the best aspect of this show is that Nonnie constantly calls Patty out on selfish af. Most characters like Patty on TV are never checked for their behavior. #Insatiable— Iyesha Riley (@Iyeshalovette) August 10, 2018
On a real, Nonnie's eventual storyline ended up being one of the best things about the show.
lmao one of the best things about insatiable is how nonnie slowly comes to terms with her sexuality and is like openly gay and i just really love how they showed that— yEET (@helyajavaherda2) August 12, 2018
I actually cried when Nonnie came out to her dad. I love the way it happened. I love Insatiable.— Loore (@LooreOlu) August 12, 2018
oh my goodness, nonnie admitting to patty that she's gay has me sobbing on the couch.— randyll (@dimepiecedeb) August 10, 2018
the patty and nonnie scenes have me crying so much.
there's so much depth to this show when it comes to identity.
like damn.@DebbyRyan @kimmyshields @insatiable_ #insatiable