Teen heroes with a difference

As Netflix expands its young-adult slate, it is celebrating more atypical teenage protagonists with shows such as the Asian American-led Never Have I Ever, along with more non-English language titles such as South Korean sitcom So Not Worth It and Indian coming-of-age drama Skater Girl.

The uplifting coming-of-age drama Skater Girl follows teenager Prerna (Rachel Saanchita Gupta) in rural India, as she finds an unlikely escape from her impoverished circumstances.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2021, with the headline 'Teen heroes with a difference'. Subscribe