15 Great Recent Feminist Shows to Watch Now

September 25, 2014 8:27 PM

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15 Great Recent Feminist Shows to Watch Now

The Golden Girls was a historic show: four central characters, all female and all over the age of 60! Of course, back in the '80s, it was an aberration: throughout television history, female actors have been in supporting roles mostly, with an emphasis on their youth and beauty. Sex and the City was a '90s update on that original foursome, with a chokehold on traditional beauty and Hollywood glam, but a lighter grip on our youth obsession and a revolutionary embrace of female sexuality and all its complications. Showtime's The L Word seemed to pick up where SATC left off, doubling down on the glam factor and the sex, but doubling the female cast size, as well as upping the diversity in terms of race and sexual orientation. Still, the television landscape was mostly dominated by dudes.

Now, a decade after SATC's final episode aired, with a lot of "female-focused" trash in between -- Desperate Housewives and The Real Housewives franchise do not serve the cause -- television is experiencing something of a feminist revolution, with more and more quality roles for women that revel in ...

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