1. The entertainment world keeps producing stories about disabled people, yet almost never casts disabled performers at all—whether in major or minor roles, playing disabled or able-bodied characters. Counterexamples, like RJ Mitte in Breaking Bad or Jamie Brewer in the first and third seasons of American Horror Story, are rare.
  2. We need a culture where female characters can be written with agency and nuance, strength and weakness, ideas and goals in their heads that transcend something beyond just looking for love.
  3. Seventeen percent of viewers between ages 18 and 24 who watch “Parenthood,” for example, do it digitally. A whopping 45 percent of viewers in that demographic who tune in for “Parks and Recreation” do so online. Across all age groups for “Parks and Recreation,” “37 percent of that viewing of that show is being done on the platforms that nobody ever sees,” Wurtzel explained.
  4. fullonmonets:

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    Twice yearly, we’re reminded of two things: 1. flossing regularly really is important, and 2. award shows suck, particularly for women and POC behind the camera. In anticipated disappointment over this Thursday’s Emmy noms, we’ve compiled our own, with one caveat: ladies only. And not because they can’t stack up against the men in their field, but because the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences probably won’t let them try. 

    Read on for SaraLenny, and Hannah's picks for Outstanding Writing - Drama and Comedy.

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    I like this idea, but any list leaving off “The Decision Tree” or “Hitting the Fan” or “The Last Call” (all written by Robert & Michelle King) is incomplete.

    Reblogged from: fullonmonets
  5. Rape isn’t entertainment, it’s a never-more pressing outrage that is not to be enjoyed with a glass of Merlot and a few cheese straws as you watch your “edgy” TV drama. There are more refuges, more sexual assaults and women are now seen as sex objects on an unprecedented scale.
  6. Wherein I have a short convo on Twitter with the composer for "The Good Wife" about the score for "True Detective"

  7. Vulture Interview with Michael Lombardo, HBO President of Programming

    • Vulture: I was sad when HBO lost the option on American Gods.
    • Lombardo: We were as well.
    • Vulture: What happened?
    • Lombardo: I think we're all huge fans of the book, and I think the script just didn't — we couldn't craft the script as good as we needed it to be. I think we knew going in that it would be a challenge; every good book is a challenge to adapt it and find the level you need for it. The bar is high now for great dramas. And to find that bar — we tried. So it was a huge disappointment […] We tried three different writers, we put a lot of effort into it. Some things just don't happen. We have to trust at the end of the day, if you don't have a star with a great script, you're just not going to go through with it.
  8. Reblogged from: ladiesagainsthumanity
  9. Thirty Rock’s a romantic place, and there are so many romantic things about it. The costumes have been there forever. You look in a pair of pants, and in Sharpie it says GILDA in them,” Slate says of her time on the show. “But it was a really weird disappointment when I got there and realized how foolish it was that what I expected it would be was from the expectations of a 7-year-old. And that they didn’t actually want my creative input as a woman.
  10. gates-hepburn:

"Yesterday, in my mind’s eye, I saw four women standing on a veranda in white, gauzy dresses and straw-colored hats. They were having a conversation. And it was hot. Their hankies tucked in cleavages where eternal trickles of perspiration run from the female breastbone to exotic vacation spots that southern men often dream about. They were sweet-smelling, coy, cunning, voluptuous, voracious, delicious, pernicious, vexing and sexing… these earth sister/rebel mothers… these arousers and carousers. And I was filled with a longing to join them. But like a whim of Scarlett’s, they turned suddenly and went inside, shutting me out with a bolt of a latch. And I was left only to pick up an abandoned handkerchief and savor the perfumed shadows of these women… these southern women. This Suzanne. This Julia. This Mary Jo and Charlene.
Thanks for the comfort, Dash Goff… the writer”
(Designing Women)

Season 4 is waiting for me at the library right now!

    gates-hepburn:

    "Yesterday, in my mind’s eye, I saw four women standing on a veranda in white, gauzy dresses and straw-colored hats. They were having a conversation. And it was hot. Their hankies tucked in cleavages where eternal trickles of perspiration run from the female breastbone to exotic vacation spots that southern men often dream about. They were sweet-smelling, coy, cunning, voluptuous, voracious, delicious, pernicious, vexing and sexing… these earth sister/rebel mothers… these arousers and carousers. And I was filled with a longing to join them. But like a whim of Scarlett’s, they turned suddenly and went inside, shutting me out with a bolt of a latch. And I was left only to pick up an abandoned handkerchief and savor the perfumed shadows of these women… these southern women. This Suzanne. This Julia. This Mary Jo and Charlene.

    Thanks for the comfort, Dash Goff… the writer”

    (Designing Women)

    Season 4 is waiting for me at the library right now!

    Reblogged from: gates-hepburn
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