TV Show Spotlight: Good Girls Revolt

Hello guys!
Today I want to introduce one of my new favorite shows to you! Good Girls Revolt is one of Amazon’s very own production. Unfortunately they cancelled it after one season and I am so sad about it 😦
Anyway, let’s talk about the brilliant season we got!

 

The Plot:
A few weeks ago I wrote about Lynn Povich’s book The Good Girls Revolt. She essentially tells the tale of her coworkers and her suing their employer, Newsweek magazine, for unequal treatment.
This show picked up the story. In the first season we follow the build-up until the women actually file a complaint and go public in the very last episode.

 

Why should you check it out?
Good Girls Revolt is an amazing representation of the 60’s. I love the fashion, the hairdos and most of all the music. There’s a playlist based on the shows soundtrack and I’ve been listening to that non-stop.
The cast was mostly unknown to me, but I there was not a single person there who disappointed me. Among the few big faces, especially the actresses playing the “good girls” had a hard time but they all did extremely well. The show features some real life people so it was even more of a challenge to get those to look authentic.
In general they did a very good job getting the whole 60’s vibe across! Continue reading

Book Review: The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich

Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to talk about a novel every woman out there should read. You may know the Amazon show Good Girls Revolt. What you may not know is that it’s based on real events. Lynn Povich experienced it all first hand and shares her insights!

The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich - Goodreads Cover

The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich – Goodreads Cover

 

The Plot:
It’s 1969 and the female employees of Newsweek magazine are about to write history. The women filed a lawsuit against their employers as they were discriminated and treated unequally based on their gender. But the fight is far from over…

 

The Rating:
I hardly ever pick up non-fiction books, but when it comes to The Good Girls Revolt, I felt it was a book I simply had to read.
First of all, I was deeply impressed by the women of Newsweek standing up for their rights in a time when equality was even further away than it is now. They made an important step for all women to come after them. It certainly was a wake-up call for their employers and many others out there. Continue reading