I’m off on vacation this week, so I’m bringing the summer fun to the blog with some quick recommendations for five feminist TV shows to make you laugh and cheer for women’s rights.
Key & Peele
The hilarious Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have had a lot of interesting things to say about race and gender throughout the four seasons of their show so far. Exhibit A: a feminist sea shanty:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver has carved out his own niche with funny and cutting long-form comedy journalism. Here he gives a much-needed rundown on transgender rights.
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobsen have brought a beautiful and funny portrait of female friendship to Comedy Central, and a rarely seen portrayal of overtly sexual female stoners. From their groundbreaking episode exploring pegging:
This new rom-com series co-created by Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney takes a refreshing (and bawdy and dark) look at the storyline of two people dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. As Sara Stewart writes at Indiewire, it also shows comfort with “gyno-humor” and avoids typical pitfalls of the clueless or grossed-out man. Check out the trailer and blow through the 6 episodes on Amazon Prime.
Inside Amy Schumer
I’ve already sung the praises of the show’s sharp and funny take on rape culture, but really the whole second season is killing it with the hilarity and feminist messages. The parody episode 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer was brilliant, and I cannot get this boy band song out of my head: