Margaret Cho has been brought on to co-star in Tina Fey's upcoming sitcom about a women's college going co-ed.
Cho, the hilarious and brilliant comedian, will play Laura Thibault, the college president responsible for the new inclusivity. Apparently, Thibault is a "divisive figure on campus" (a.k.a probably a badass) struggling with her decision to bring on the men, as she is easily frustrated with their boyish ridiculousness.
I smell a new favorite.
Women of color, particularly Asian women, are terribly underrepresented in the media, especially as fiction characters that don't perpetuate stereotypes. Cho has never been shy about integrating social commentary into her comedy (largely about the racism she experiences in her industry) and she doesn't seem like the type to ignore the larger implications of character choices in a world rife with such persistent stereotypes.
She is a powerhouse of a woman and it's our suspicion that the show's writing will reflect her intelligence, and her no-shit feminism. It also doesn't hurt that Tina Fey will be there.
Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter.
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