'Good girls' is revolting

26 October 2016 - 08:55 By Reuters

Set in 1969, just as the women's movement was taking off in the US, Good Girls Revolt could not feel more current. Set in a newsroom, the female researchers of which sue for equal employment rights, the series lands amid a conversation about sexism and sexual harassment that has dominated the US presidential campaign."It's all like some horrible, acid flashback for me," said Lynda Obst, executive producer on the show, which debuts on Amazon's streaming platform tomorrow.It is inspired by a landmark sexual discrimination case brought against Newsweek in 1970 by women researchers who were barred from working as reporters, all of whom were men.

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