On platforms like Instagram and TikTok, Benito Skinner is known for impersonating celebrities and serving up glamorous looks. Now the creator known as Benny Drama prepares for his biggest project yet. He will take the lead Overcompensatea scripted comedy that he sold to Amazon.
According The Hollywood Reporter, Overcompensate is currently in development. Skinner wrote the screenplay for the project and will play an Idaho football player who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality (hence the title). Skinner, a well-known figure in the queer community, attended TikTok’s Thrive with Pride concert during last year’s LA Pride festival.
One of the artists who performed at this concert will also provide music for Overcompensate. Charlie XCX headlines a list of top partners working with Skinner for its Amazon debut. The independent media company A24 will produce the project, which has executive producers like Jonah Hill (via his company Big baby) and register exec brown scooter. Whether Overcompensate is moving to a full series, Scott King will serve as showrunner.
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“I’m so proud of this project and can’t believe all the amazing people I can do this with,” Skinner wrote on Instagram. “It’s hard to describe how much of a dream this is but I just want to say thank you for supporting me!!! I LOVE YOU and I know you’re going to love this show it’s my baby and my favorite thing i ever wrote.
Skinner’s success on social media has given him access to a number of exclusive experiences. He was one of the creators who attended a White House briefing last year, and he made an appearance during Instagram’s first Creators Week. He is represented by WME.
On Instagram and TikTok, Skinner has over a million followers. On her YouTube channel, her fans can check out some of her best impressions, including her takes on The Kardashians and the casting of weird eye.