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JONAH FROM TONGA Controversy

JONAH FROM TONGA Controversy

Chris Lilley and his brand of humor, seen on HBO in SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH, ANGRY BOYS and JA’MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL, is getting the heat put to him and now carries the label of ‘racist.’ It has surfaced now because his latest show and character have raised the ire of some. JONAH FROM TONGA is the name of the show and the character coming our way beginning 08.08.14, providing irate groups don’t get it removed. Their peeve is the use of ‘brownface’ and denigrating a class of people, namely those that hail from Polynesian Tonga. The mockumentray style show already aired in Australia and didn’t seem to gather any negative...

JONAH FROM TONGA Releases Plot Details

JONAH FROM TONGA Releases Plot Details

Chris Lilley’s latest series about his stable of characters has already set a debut date and now actually releases details about the plot of the show which will run six episodes long. His latest is JONAH FROM TONGA which premieres on 08.08, a Friday night, beginning at 10:00pm. In the limited series we learn that after being expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah Takalua’s father, Rocky, banishes him to the island of Tongapatu to spend time with his extended family and get his life back together. But four months later, fed up with Jonah’s antics, his uncle sends him back to Sydney to enroll in yet another school, the Holy Cross...

Lilley’s ‘Jonah from Tonga’ Debuts August 8th

Lilley’s ‘Jonah from Tonga’ Debuts August 8th

Can’t get enough of Chris Lilley? Well, he’s following up Summer Heights High, Angry Boys and Ja’mie Private School Girl with another series: Jonah from Tonga! Fans of Summer Heights High know that Jonah is a rebellious teen who’s proud of his Polynesian heritage. Here’s a taste of Jonah: The new show will debut on HBO August 8th at 9PM (a Friday night) with a dual episode. Subsequent Fridays will feature a single episode. The series, like Ja’mie, will run SIX episodes of thirty minutes a piece. Thanks for keeping us laughing, Chris! Can’t wait for this...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date

Ja’mie: Private School Girl DVD & Blu-Ray Release Date

Coming this summer from HBO Home Entertainment® is a DVD release that is “so frickin’ quiche” it might just win the Hillford Medal. In Chris Lilley’s hilarious Summer Heights High, Ja’mie King (one of many characters played by Lilley himself) was a private school princess slumming it at a lowly public school. But in Ja’mie: Private School Girl, available to own on DVD and Digital HD August 5, 2014, Lilley zooms in the lens on one of his most beloved and bitchy characters as she plays out her final days as the most popular girl at the prestigious Hillford Girls Grammar school. The irreverently funny and...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 6

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 6

Never one to balk at stretching the boundaries, the ever amazing Chris Lilley gave us a Ja’mie series finale that we will never forget. In the season finale of Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Ja’mie’s got a plan to show Hilford that passing her over for the Hilford Medal was a very bad idea, indeed. And boy did she pull it off! By exposing herself on Presentation Day, Ja’mie showed us all that she can not be so easily silenced. The image of Ja’mie, standing topless before the entire school was a shock to many, as Lilley, who plays Ja’mie, is a man. I don’t think anyone can argue that it was a...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 4

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 4

This week we were given an action packed episode, a virtual emotional roller coaster in the life of the proverbial teenage girl. Ja’mie and Mitchell start the show in new relationship bliss, but by the end of the episode, things have gone as wrong as they could ever go, causing Ja’mie to plunge into the depths of despair. What’s a girl to do when her (former) BFF turns slut and steals the love of her life? We found out during the epic conclusion of this week’s episode. Ja’mie, WLY! We’re all rooting for you! The Recap The show starts off with an adorable montage of Ja’mie and Mitchell happily...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 3

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 3

“SERIOUSLY, AM I FAT!?” Life has it’s ups and downs. At the Hilford Grammar School for Girls, things can go from good to bad in a matter of seconds, and visa-versa. Thats exactly what happened in last nights episode of “Ja’mie: Private School Girl.” The epic Perfect Prefect Party at Ja’mie’s house runs rampant with quiche guys and fat, lezbo, psycho, boarder bitches. Here’s how things went from hot to cold… then hot again.  RECAP Ja’mie is all about giving back to the community – retarded, black, doesn’t matter. Kwami’s dick pic from last episode sparked an...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 2

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 2

OMG you guys, I like, love this show, like SFM! I mean, who wouldn’t, really? You’d totally have to be povo or a boarder or something to not enjoy this series. We’re still building toward the big action here, but unlike many of the other thirty minute comedy series we’ve seen, the build here is so good, that we are virtually never bored. Once again, the amazingly brilliant Chris Lilley does not fail to disappoint. Watching Ja’mie navigate her way through life at Hilford, I’m instantly transported back in time to my own high school days. It’s easy to forget that the title role is played by a 39 year...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 1

Ja’mie: Private School Girl – Episode 1

Life is rarely dull at the Hillford Grammar School for Girls. Chris Lilly’s ‘Ja’mie: Private School Girl’ premiered this past Sunday in an episode that was chalked full of moments that are so ridiculously “kiesh.” Hot Rugby guys, heated rivalries, salacious dance moves and Facebook flirting gave us the first glimpses of what it’s like to be a true Private School Girl. RECAP Ja’mie pretty much runs shit at the Hillford Grammar School for Girls. After ditching her original group of friends for becoming too “fat and indie,” Ja’mie’s new crew puts on a...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl to Premiere on HBO THIS Sunday,11.24.13

Ja’mie: Private School Girl to Premiere on HBO THIS Sunday,11.24.13

Ladies get your hair extensions in and your lip gloss ready! Guys get your spray tans on and your dick pics ready! It’s finally time for the most *Ja’mazing* show ever to premiere on HBO! This Sunday, 11.24.13 at 10:30 PM, everyone who is anyone, will be gathered around the TV, watching Chris Lilley’s newest masterpiece, Ja’mie: Private School Girl! Hot girls aren’t made, they’re born, and being born hot comes with heaps of responsibility. Don’t miss this ‘mockumentary” style look at how Head Girl, Ja’mie King, powers through her 12th year at Hilford Girls’ Grammar. Are you...

Ja’mie: Private School Girl, The Countdown Begins!

Ja’mie: Private School Girl, The Countdown Begins!

With just a month to go until the HBO premiere of Ja’mie: Private School Girl, we thought we’d revisit some of the best Ja’mie moments we’ve seen so far! Whether attending public school in Summer Heights High or competing to become Australian of the Year on We Can Be Heroes, Ja’mie always has valuable life lessons to teach us all. So, without further ado, let the countdown begin!   10. Making New Friends Starting out at a new school can be scary and awkward, but not for Ja’mie! She shows us just how easy it can be to fit in!   9. Struggles with Self Confidence Even those of us who are hot have...

First Trailer: Lilley’s Ja’mie: Private School Girl

First Trailer: Lilley’s Ja’mie: Private School Girl

We were blown away when we heard the news of a new Chris Lilley series was coming to HBO.  Not only was it going to take us back to the critically acclaimed and all-around hilarious: High School High characters but the series was set to premiere so soon!  We’ll we’ve seen a screenshot or two but here is the first trailer straight from HBO: Looks hilarious as ever if you as me. Mark your calendars for November 24th because that’s when Chris Lilley is back on the air at...

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