BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 15, 2013
In stuff you never thought about but is actually really cool news, a recent color restoration of an Addams Family on-set photo reveals not one inch of the doom and/or gloom you would expect.
Instead, the color scheme is bubblegum and bottle green! Since the show was filmed in black and white, it doesn't seem like there was a need to decorate with a specific color palette in mind. The look of the actual set in color is a little bit "Crazy Aunt Sally," and I'm really diggin' it. Imagining Morticia coming down the staircase with a big pink backdrop is still, somehow, just as spooky. Read More
Lena Dunham, a lady known for her touching comedy and on-screen lack of clothing, is penning a new comedy based on a woman who dresses people for a living. Betty Halbreich, Bergdorf Goodman’s personal shopper, is 85 years old and has been working with the most applauded fashionistas for decades. The women joined one another in a panel at the New Yorker Festival last Sunday, and their chemistry is undeniable. They joke about everything from girdles to jeans (Halbreich finds them uncomfortable, and Dunham suggests jeggings). Read More
TV executives have been recycling the same tired excuse to justify networks’ lack of female characters in kid’s shows for years: “shows aimed at boys appeal to all genders, but boys won’t watch shows marketed to girls.” Slate’s Libby Copeland investigates, and finds that nearly all in TV hold firm to this outlandish assumption. But thanks to Copeland’s efforts, we finally have research to put this lame copout to bed once and for all. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 13, 2013
Break out the party hats, people! Cable network The CW has just announced they are currently developing a "raw, quirky family drama" with a transgender teen as the main character. Currently titled ZE, the show will focus on a female-to-male teenager living in Texas.
The program will be written by award-winning playwright Kyle Jarrow (Armless) and produced by Michael London (Thirteen, Milk). But really, anyone could be writing this and I would still be stoked beyond belief. Read More
We all know our girls Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are today’s queens of humor, satire, and hilarious social commentary that deals with women’s issues. But who did this kind of work before them? What female comedian was around for the Women’s Liberation and all that cool stuff? Why, Carol Burnett, of course!
And now Fey and Poehler have the chance to honor this iconic lady by presenting her with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the most prestigious humor award around. Read More