Good Girls Revolt looks at sexism in the 60s publishing world
Workplace gender dynamics, ’60s fashion, and good, ‘ol-fashion drama: sound familiar? No, we’re not talking Mad Men, but rather Amazon’s newest series, Good Girls Revolt.
In this clip from Bingeworthy, hosts Jessica Shaw and Touré discuss the series, based on Lynn Povich’s book The Good Girls Revolt. Both seem to enjoy watching the group of lead female characters tackle the patriarchy holding them back at their News of the Week offices, and taking credit for the stories they worked hard to report.
“I love a historical, realistic show about these women trying to stand up to the patriarchy, and dealing with it in very serious and real ways,” Touré said.
Jessica agreed, but couldn’t help but compare it to that other ’60s-set show. “What I think Mad Men did better was really develop these individual characters,” she explained. “I felt a little bit like too much time was spent on the rampant sexism and misogyny going on in the offices of News of the Week. But what I wanted to see, and where I think the show really took off, was when you see women together.”
Will the co-hosts deem it bingeworthy? Check out the full episode to find out.
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