Amazon’s abrupt cancellation of the critically acclaimed series “Good Girls Revolt” has struck a nerve with feminists and fans in the wake of recent real-world events.
On the surface, the series tells the story of women who demand the same opportunities as their male colleagues at the fictitious magazine News of the Week — a story inspired by real events that transpired at Newsweek in 1970. On a deeper level, it tells a dozen smaller stories of women confronting daily injustices in their own way.
Season one of Good Girls Revolt was available to stream exclusively through Amazon Video. The show was well received among critics, who applauded Amazon for highlighting these issues at a time when many women feel marginalized by political dialogue. It also performed well with viewers, according to a third-party report from Symphony Data obtained by GeekWire.
Let’s transport ourselves back to New York City in 1969, shall we? Good Girls Revolt tells the story about what happens when a group of women demand equal treatment at the newspaper where they work, spawning the perfect crossover between Mad Men and The Newsroom. Never mess with driven, determined female researchers, y’all.
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“I’m from New York City from probably the most liberal background possible and it doesn’t take working at Fox news to have this. You don’t have to be in the this obviously more conservative, male-driven place,” said series star Genevieve Angelson. “It’s all over the place.”
Castmember Erin Darke went on to add that the biggest progression since the 1960s and ’70s when the show takes place is that now there’s a language for it. “Now women can stand up and say, ‘I was sexually harassed by my boss,’ and people know what that is and innately know the horror,” said the actress. “[Back then,] you knew that you felt violated or you knew that you felt belittled, and you didn’t even know how to communicate that to another women, much less men.”
Premiering on October 28, the 1969 newsroom-set Good Girls Revolt was inspired by the sexual discrimination cases chronicled in Lynn Povich’s book The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women Of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace. Povich was one of the female staffers at Newsweek who, in 1970, accused it of discriminating in hiring and promotion.
In figuring out her role, Angelson said, “you can’t be a feminist before feminism,” which relieved her of the “burden” of her character being “a poster girl for this issue.”