Lots has been written about disparities experienced by women in Hollywood (where aging is basically a sin), but this week I’m going to amplify some of the projects starring them.
‘Life & Beth’
Rethinking one’s life is a theme that resonates as we (hopefully) emerge from the pandemic.
In this series, Amy Schumer plays Beth, a woman who looks to live her best life.
Schumer gives us a warm and sweet comedy as only she can — with her irreverent wit.
“Life & Beth” started streaming on Hulu Friday.
Given how divided this nation is feeling these days, this one might hit a little close to home.
Benjamin Bratt costars with Dawson in this comic adaptation.
And “DMZ” really is a limited series, as it runs only four hours.
It’s streaming on HBO Max, which is owned by CNN’s parent company.
‘The Julia Child Challenge’
No single woman may have had more of an impact on how Americans cook than Julia Child.
Food Network has produced a competition in which a group of Julia Child superfans try and win a three-month all-expenses-paid trip to the famed cooking school Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Can you say “ooh la la”?
“The Julia Child Challenge” is streaming on Discovery+.
Two things to listen to
That sounds like a potential recipe for some good tunes, which we will get to judge on her new album, “Crash.”
Her fifth album is reportedly a bit of a concept one, in which she’s an “evil pop star” who has made a deal with the devil.
Let’s see how much that costs now that “Crash” has dropped.
“A Study of the Human Experience Volume One” may sound like an intimidating title — especially for singer-songwriter Gayle’s debut EP.
Don’t forget that she’s an artist who found fame with the 2021 song “abcdefu,” a clever way to use the F word on the radio.
Her EP is now out, and some fans are already swearing it’s hot.
One thing to talk about
Not only has creator and star Quinta Brunson created a hysterical comedy, but she’s also done it in such a way that honors all of our teachers who we don’t recognize nearly enough for what they have endured — even before the pandemic.
Bring on more laughs and bittersweet moments, “Abbott Elementary.”
I’m so ready.
Something to sip on
First, that’s wrong, as the sisters have played in mixed doubles matches with men. Second, the “I have it much tougher than you” stance feels pretty tone deaf when talking about two Black women who rose from a world devoid of privilege in Compton, California, to achieve all that they have.
Campion has since apologized for her “thoughtless comment.” It’s a good reminder that we don’t need women pitting themselves against each other, as the world already does that enough.