Hence, we have feminist programs like The Handmaid’s Tale coming to Amazon April 26th. Female empowered dramas like Big Little Lies on HBO that held the country hostage every Sunday night. The still running Fued: Betty and Joan on FX, that reveals Hollywood’s obsession with age and beauty, an obsession that continues to drive the way we as women perceive ourselves.
Next up: I Love Dick. The new series is coming to Amazon via Transparent creator Jill Soloway who calls it “a tool of the Matriarchal Revolution.”
“I Love Dick is about the feminist movement, and it’s about the female gaze, and it’s about toppling the patriarchy, and saying ‘suck it’ to all men who would ask women not to have their loudest voice.’’
“Some people think of this book as the invention of the female gaze in literature,” Soloway said of feminist author Chris Kraus’ novel, on which the show is based.
About the series
In the show, Kathryn Hahn stars as a version of Kraus, a New York filmmaker who travels to Marfa, Texas with her academic husband (Griffin Dunne) for an artist’s residency, then finds herself sucked right into world of local art instructor, the charismatic cowboy Dick (Kevin Bacon).
About the book
When Chris Kraus, a 39 year old experimental filmmaker, falls in love with Dick __, a cultural critic, she writes him 200 letters. But because she is married and embarrassed and afraid to lose her husband, she invites him to collaborate. And her husband, the theorist and critic Sylvere Lotringer, complies. Strategically confessional, I Love Dick is a real-life chronicle of Kraus' desperate attempt to get adolescent romance right for the first time.
Want to watch the trailer? Of course you do!