‘Big Mouth’: Amping Up the Anxiety Level for ‘The New Me’ in Season 4

‘Big Mouth’: Amping Up the Anxiety Level for ‘The New Me’ in Season 4
In Season 4 of Netflix’s animated adult comedy, “Big Mouth,” the anxiety level intensifies for everyone, kicking off with “The New Me,” the Emmy-qualifying episode at summer camp, in which a former camp member has transitioned as Natalie (Josie Totah). This sets off a whole series of panic attacks, according to creators Andrew Goldberg and Nick Kroll.

“We’re trying to portray what it’s like being a kid right now and anxiety seems to be central so many kids’ experiences,” Kroll said. “Obviously, we didn’t know about a global pandemic, but we did know there was going to be a national election around the time the season came out, and it proved to be anxiety ridden in its own right. Fear of intimacy and connecting with other people was weirdly hard for all of us to write about this season. Our writers room was filled with anxiety, but
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