'70s Newsroom Drama 'Good Girls Revolt' Premiering On Amazon

The era of free love and blatant workplace sexism.

Once upon a time, white men ruled the newsroom. While traditional media still has a long way to go in reflecting actual diversity, the scene was much grimmer in the 1970s. Women who wanted to report on the news were relegated to lower-rung researcher positions, while their male counterparts were the ones to actually put the words together — and get the coveted bylines. 

Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt,” the pilot of which streamed on Amazon in late 2015, finally has a full season, and a trailer to go along with it. The story is inspired by the real-life women of Newsweek, who, along with her co-workers, sued their bosses for discrimination in hiring and promotion.

Watch it above — there’s indignation, sex, typewriters, delicious period clothing, Joy Bryant, Anna Camp, Grace Gummer in a weird wig, and, of course, a quick hit of girl power. 

Whether “Good Girls” will veer too far into the melodramatic remains to be seen; we’ll have to keep watching to see if it makes our must-binge feminist TV list.

“Good Girls Revolt” premieres Oct. 28 on Amazon Prime.



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