HBO Gets More Lady-Friendly With Feminist Fare

Diane Keaton will star in an HBO comedy series written by Marti Noxon (Mad Men, Grey's) and play "a feminist icon who attempts to reignite the movement by starting a sexually explicit magazine for women." Here's what's interesting:

In April, HBO announced plans for a show titled Women's Studies, which would focus on a feminist "it"-girl-turned-professor. This is also the network which airs The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, a female-driven series and one of only two prime-time dramas with an African-American woman as its star. (The other is HawthoRNe). Perhaps HBO is trying to do penance for or regain female viewers lost after Sex And The City went off the air? In any case, Marti Noxon says she's wanted to do a show that touches on feminism for a while; she was 12 when her mom came out as a radical feminist lesbian and had to juggle her mom's beliefs with her own interests: "I wanted to be a gal, I was very interested in men, and I wanted to shave my legs," Noxon says. The concept of the Diane Keaton project — an older lady working at a porn mag — sounds awesome. As long as they don't call it Hot Flash.

Diane Keaton To Star In HBO Comedy Series [Reuters]
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