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.