Joe Lewis

Amazon's cancellation of the feminist drama 'Good Girls Revolt' feels timely — but not in a good way

Amazon's cancellation of the feminist drama 'Good Girls Revolt' feels timely — but not in a good way

When “Good Girls Revolt” premiered on Amazon in late October, shortly before an election Hillary Clinton was widely predicted to win, it seemed like a perfectly timely celebration of second-wave feminism.

The series, created by Dana Calvo, is a tale of workplace revolt that plays like a cross between “Mad Men” and “9 to 5.” Set in late 1969 and early 1970, it follows a group of young female journalists at a fictional news magazine who, barred from becoming reporters or receiving bylines, team up with the ACLU to file a gender discrimination lawsuit. (It was inspired by a real-life case at Newsweek in 1970.)

The parallels between the ambitious, trailblazing young characters in...

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