Good Girls Revolt full movie review - A Bit on the Nose, but Refreshing
Although at times this pilot was a bit too on the nose by referencing actual Altamont, Nora Ephron, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, I like the milieu of "Good Girls Revolt" as an opportunity to comment on female empowerment and a cultural revolution in the newsrooms of print journalism.
I believe "Mad Men" was based on memoirs from a male advertising executive, and to me it was unwatchable because it was annoying to see women snubbed all over again. And I'm a guy. I was especially annoyed that my female high school students thought it was cute.
There's potential here, and some wonderful characters, though I'm still puzzling why the show's writers insisted on using real names like Nora Ephron rather than fictionalized characters: it starts to feel a bit like "Walk Hard" when the editor warns Nora Ephron that her writing days in New York are through when I already own several DVDs of movies she wrote.
Maybe it's because the makeup remind me so much of what I saw in 1969 that I enjoyed this one. My ranking of Amazon pilots as of today stands:
1. Patriot 2. Z 3. Good Girls Revolt 4. Edge