Awards shows often overlook women’s contributions in media and the arts. Except of course for the categories specifically designated for them, such as Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress. That’s why I’m thrilled Bitch Flicks is currently showcasing an Emmy Week looking at Emmy-nominated TV shows from a feminist lens.
Leading up to the Emmys, the fabulously feminist film blog co-founded by Amber Leab and Stephanie Rogers, is featuring posts analyzing and critiquing gender roles in nominated shows and female actors’ characters.
Some of the series up for awards include Mad Men (love it!), Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, Glee, Modern Family (such a hilarious show), The Office, 30 Rock, and Parks & Recreation (one of the most feminist shows on TV…oh yeah and Leslie Knope rocks!).
So check out my cross-post analyzing gender roles and sexism in the Emmy-nominated show Game of Thrones. And be on the lookout for my upcoming guest post on Mireille Enos‘ portrayal, nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama, of Sarah Linden on The Killing.
Be sure to read all of the astute posts for Emmy Week 2011.
I’m looking forward to a couple new shows, starting this month: Two broke girls, and that other one starring Zooey Deschannel (“The New Girl?”)
And then i wonder why people, sometimes, think i’m gay…