24May

Two Fiery Shows About Women and our BFFs

Broad City

(This post recently appeared on BlogHer.) We haven’t had a profound shortage of female bonding orientated programming as of late. Girls on HBO, for example, is a gritty, realistic show about the real life jealousies and issues that develop between friends as they navigate the waters of young adulthood. But as much as I love it, it’s about women much younger than myself, and as much as I try to relate to Hannah, Marnie, Jess and Shoshanna, I realize that that the similarity factor can only go so far. They don’t have the most functional of relationships, Read More

02Apr

Female Friendship Dissected in Doll & Em

Doll and Em

We haven't had a shortage of female bonding orientated programming as of late. There's Girls on HBO and Broad City on Comedy Central, two very gritty, realistic shows about 20-somethings. Both are very telling about the real life jealousies and issues that develop between friends as they navigate the waters of young adulthood. But like I said, they're about very young girls, and as much as I try to relate to them, I realize that I'm a good 20 years older than their characters and that the similarity factor can only go so far. Real Life Best Read More

05Feb

The Unofficial GIRLS Guide to New York

girls guide to nyc

I love GIRLS. I write about the show often.  I wrote it about it on BlogHer recently and I've written about the provocative and daring show here several times, as well. I'm a huge fan, even in light of Hannah's newly discovered narcissism this season. Last season it was OCD, now she's full of herself. As a matter of fact, all the characters are and it doesn't bother me because I know and remember being in my 20s living in NYC and, believe it or not, my life was not that dissimilar.  Take as you will from that statement. I'm such a fan that the show's Read More

22Oct

Thoughts on “The Girl” – Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren

On Saturday night I watched HBO's The Girl, based on the real-life relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren. A long time, huge Hitchcock fan, I was intrigued and had been eagerly awaiting this film.  I've seen all of his movies, starting in high school when I rented every single one from the local video store in Atlanta, where I grew up. When you look at the films Hitchcock made in his lifetime, it's clear he had eccentricities, and I was curious what one of his main ingenues had to say. Well, clearly Hedren had a lot to say and has been Read More

14Sep

Don’t Divorce Me! (An HBO Doc That Can Help Families)

Yesterday I had the opportunity to screen a new documentary called DON'T DIVORCE ME! a new documentary airing on HBO next week.  I was instantly intrigued by the invitation, given the fact that I have newly divorced friends with young children and am the daughter of a divorced couple.  My own parents divorced when I was much older than the young children shown in this film, but I have always thought about the profound impact divorce can have on children.  I see it on my friend's young children and I was curious to see how one could produce a sensitive, Read More

16Aug

Why Gloria Steinem Makes me Proud

Gloria Steinem

Last night I watched “Gloria: In Her Own Words” on HBO, an engrossing documentary about the woman who helped spearhead the women’s movement of the late ’60s and ’70s, the one and only Gloria Steinem.  It was informative and inspiring, about a woman born at a time when women had limited rights and Steinem's upward battle to improve her every women's lives.  She believed that talking wasn't enough and that women had to take the streets to demand change. And indeed she did. Early on in the hour-long portrait, we learned that she never wanted to cover Read More

26Feb

Inspiring Culture Moms Interview: Tammy Ross from HBO

This week INSPIRING CULTURE MOMS interviews Tammy Ross, Vice President and General Manager, HBO Sports and Pay-Per-View.   I met Tammy after our daughters bonded in the playground at school where they are both in 1st grade.  A fellow Larchmont resident, Tammy and I had an immediate rapport and I am thrilled to interview her this week and find out more about her fascinating career and how she juggles work as a single mom.  Tammy has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honors from Radford University and a Juris Doctor (JD) from Read More