Thursday, July 30, 2009

Diane Keaton is a Feminist Pornographer?

I love my HBO! Flight Of The Conchords? Check. True Blood? Check Check. And now... an in the works, still untitled half-hour comedy series starring Diane Keaton as a feminist pornographer styled after Gloria Steinem. The shows creator, Marti Noxon, wrote Keaton's pornographer as a feminist icon who attempts to reignite the movement by starting a sexually explicit magazine for women, and will co-produce with Dawn Parouse Olmstead, her partner in Grady Twins Prods., and Keaton.

I love Diane Keaton. She's smart, original, and has done us all a great favor by not hacking up her face. And, if I'm the target market here, they couldn't do better to promote this film than to compare Diane Keaton & the character she'll be playing to Gloria Steinem, a woman who has always appealed to me as a role model, but more & more so as I get older & further realize the importance of the feminist movement...

"There are a lot of similarities between Diane and Gloria Steinem," Parouse Olmstead is quoted as saying of the show in The Hollywod Reporter. "They both grew up in the '50s, a period marked by women finding their relevance sexually, and Diane has been attracted to roles about women exploring their sexuality in films like 'Something's Gotta Give... Keaton has played feminist icons: She portrayed journalist Louise Bryant in 1981 film "Reds" and aviator Amelia Earhart in the 1994 telefilm "Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight."

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