Anybody else watch the Emmy’s over the weekend? Too busy watching the Patriots game get fumbled by the newbie refs? TOUGH CHOICES. If you did watch the first of the major awards shows, you may have caught my favorite moment, the Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus swapped speech gag.
It got me thinking about how pleased I’ve been with the range of ladies on the TV these days. Between Poehler, Louis-Dreyfus, Juliana Margulies, Christine Baranski, Anna Gunn, Khandi Alexander, Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Archie Punjabi, Claire Danes, I have even more excuses than ever to tube it up. Plus, these women are having seriously interesting conversations about what it means to be a 21st century gal (the bimbo comedy debate on 30 Rock? the 2nd wave/3rd wave feminism debate on The Good Wife?).
For Role/Reboot this week I discuss why its important to have complex, substantial, nuanced portraits of womanhood displayed in the mainstream:
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