BY Brittany Allen in Boob Tube on Jan 24, 2014 |
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As HBO's Girls kicks its third season into high gear, we've been spotting the show's lead actresses just about everywhere. Lena Dunham, on the cover of Vogue. Allison Williams, spearheading Elle Magazine's annual “Women in TV” issue. Zosia Mamet (or, her doppelganger...) on 23rd and Lexington, hailing a cab...
It's nice to hear the actresses speak about their show with a new poise – for despite those ... Read More
BY Brittany Allen in General on Jan 17, 2014 |
If you, like me, owe any shred of your post-Millenial-New-York-writer-daydreams to the grand myth of Carrie Bradshaw and her preposterous shoe collection – there's a chance you've spent some time trying to discern if there actually are sex columnists out there, writing for pithy New York weeklies and racking up a disposable income. Just in case, you know, any of these pithy New York weeklies happened to be hiring.Image courtesy of ... Read More
I am so sick of the lame old stereotype “women are more emotional than men.” Aside from being blatantly false, it does damage. Often, women are disrespected in the workplace if we get heated over something important, or we’re told to “stop PMS-ing” if we have a personal drama. I will always remember the Sex and the City episode in which Samantha Jones is berated for being a working woman and cries only when she gets in the ... Read More
Feminist writing can often be mislabeled as dull, preachy, overly political, and other eye-roll-inducing adjectives. (Just so you know: Betty Friedan is awesome! Simone de Beauvoir rocks! Gloria Steinem is cool as heck!) But while compendiums of that type of writing abound left and right, small, everyday kinds of feminism are lost right under our noses - on TV, on the radio, in the fiction stacks of your public library.
This great list by Flavorwire racks up 50 ... Read More
OMG, can you believe it? Sex & The City premiered 15 years ago today! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen every episode, though probably as many times as I’ve seen The Breakfast Club. Considering they both play on TBS every, like, 5 minutes, let’s just say a lot. When I heard that today is the 15th anniversary since the show first aired on HBO, I wanted to leave the office, run straight home (down ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in Boob Tube on Feb 01, 2013 |
As if writing and acting in Girls, taking on haters, and making bold pants-less fashion statements wasn’t enough, Lena Dunham is working on a whole new show. Dunham and Girls showrunner Jenni Konner are working with HBO on a new comedy based on the forthcoming memoir of Betty Halbreich, a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper and generally badass old lady. Halbreich’s memoir, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, will likely cover the 36 years she has spent ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Boob Tube on Sep 14, 2012 |
Lady-friendly TV shows you won't want to miss this seasonThe Mindy Project
Premieres: Tuesday, September 25th, 9:30 p.m. (FOX)
Thank Maude Mindy Kaling is starring in a show of her own creation, just in time for Tina Fey to pass her the funny-female-writer torch as 30 Rock enters its last season. Playing a hot mess of an OB/GYN who’s obsessed with romantic comedies, Kaling’s Mindy Lahiri seems to combine a less-grating Kelly Kapoor (her character from ... Read More
Last week we told you about Vice's new webseries Slutever. In the vein of Sex and the City, Slutever follows the conquests of a writer (this time a blogger, hello new millennium) who's conquering New York City one romp in the hay at a time. To celebrate the launch of the series, Vice is throwing a post-premiere party this Thursday at Westway in New York.
Westway is located at 75 Clarkson Street in the West Village. Doors open at 10, and if Vice's fashion ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton in Boob Tube on Jul 30, 2010 |
Lizzy Caplan, who played a vampire blood junkie in True Blood last season and is a co-star of the hilarious Party Down, has signed on to produce a TV adaptation of Julie Klausner's memoir "I Don't Care About Your Band" on HBO. Klausner, Salon's Lady Business columnist, has compared her memoir and the TV show to Sex and the City without Carrie's implausible lifestyle of a freelancer with her own apartment and $40 thou worth of shoes. The show sounds like it will ... Read More