The hilarious Comedy Central series Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens is back for its third season. And post-pandemic, the titular Nora and her cousin Edmund (Bowen Yang) are in search of something bigger than themselves. While Edmund, who's currently starring in a gay-themed Law & Order spin-off, seeks family in Iceland after DNA testing that led him to believe he has Icelandic heritage. Meanwhile, Nora has been stuck in a dead-end convenience store job where she's as aimless as ever. While in Iceland for a little change of scenery and to support Edmund, she has a mind-blowing encounter with a lesbian elf played by Orange Is the New Black's Lea DeLaria.
"Where we find Nora is I think she's one step out of this, kind of like, I don't want to say, vapid, maybe trivial pursuit of like millennial things of...a good job, you know, a nice car, things like that. And she's now entering this territory of kind of the other things that are going to actually make [her] feel like a good person — that is making sure [her] family is okay. And that is making sure that [she's] making good decisions?" Awkwafina told the Advocate Channel about the new season.
Nora From Queens is inherently queer with Yang playing a bisexual character and Nora's fluid attraction, queer visibility is taken very seriously in the series, even when Nora and a lesbian elf are up to some hilarious, if not, implausible shenanigans.
"The fluidity part is something that I really always wanted [the show] to have, and especially when casting certain roles. For instance, the decision to cast Bowen as Edmund. That role originally was originally written for a very heterosexual kind of finance bro, and the way that Bowen played it was such a cool take on what I considered a very trophy character," Awkwafina says.
"Nora is just down, you know what I mean?" Awkwafina adds.
Watch the clip of Nora and Edmund in Iceland below.
Edmund and Nora Tour Iceland - Awkwafina is Nora from Queens
Edmund connects with his Icelandic roots as he and Nora tour Iceland.New episodes of Awkwafina is Nora from Queens air Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c.About Awkwaf...