Minhal Baig Says “The Most Hurtful” Experience Of Her Career Was Being Let Go From ‘Ramy’ Alongside Every Other Female Writer

The Playlist | 9/18/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Filmmaker Minhal Baig may not be a household name yet, but judging by her recent output, particularly her festival standout drama, “Hala,” the writer-director is one of the most exciting folks creating content in the film/TV industry today. However, it appears that one place where she won’t be lending her talents any longer is the series, “Ramy.” And going off what she says in her recent tweets about the situation, there’s some problematic stuff happening behind the scenes of the acclaimed Hulu comedy series.

Just recently, Baig posted a cryptic tweet on her social media, explaining why she wouldn’t be returning to a series that she previously wrote for in the first season.

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She wrote, “I was not asked to return for the 2nd season on a show that had a critically acclaimed first season. And none of the other women on staff were asked back either. Who did get asked back? The male office PA and a male EP w/no previous writing experience. #NotWorthLess”

Now, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that she’s talking about “Ramy,” the breakout Hulu comedy series.” For those that missed the series’ first season, “Ramy” focuses on the title character as he balances living his life as a Muslim, while also trying to adapt to the more American customs that he’s embraced. That doesn’t necessarily sound like a hilarious comedy, but thanks to the aforementioned Baig and the rest of the writers’ room, “Ramy” is a really clever, thoughtful, and often hilarious look at a segment of folks...
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