Thursday, July 30, 2009

Why I have an aching adolescent hatred of almost everything

In the Reporter this morning: a rewritten press release about an HBO series in development about a 'feminist icon' played by Diane Keaton who 'attempts to reignite the (feminist) movement by starting a sexually explicit magazine for women.'

'We've come a long way since the Kinsey Report; women are more sexual now', sez Marti Noxon, one of the producers.

The original idea was to have a young feminist work at a porn magazine, but when they decided to have the lead be a feminist icon, like Gloria Steinem, the whole thing fell into place.

"There are a lot of similarities between Diane and Gloria Steinem," Parouse Olmstead (the other producer) said. "They both grew up in the '50s, a period marked by women finding their relevance sexually, and Diane has been attracted to roles about women exploring their sexuality in films like 'Something's Gotta Give.' "

Keaton has played feminist icons: She portrayed journalist Louise Bryant in 1981 film "Reds" and aviator Amelia Earhart in the 1994 telefilm "Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight."

As I sink into my final rest and the cup of hemlock falls from my hands, I will be haunted by women "finding their relevance sexually." and by feminist porn made for horny males on HBO.

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