7 Reasons Why 'Good Girls Revolt' Is Amazon's Next Hit Series

7 Reasons Why 'Good Girls Revolt' Is Amazon's Next Hit Series

Feminist heroines. Cutthroat journalism. Stilettos and pencil skirts. The pilot for 'Good Girls Revolt' has it all—but most of all, the promise of another breakout series from Amazon Studios. Here's why we can't wait for season one, coming this Fall.

Feminist heroines. Cutthroat journalism. Stilettos and pencil skirts. The pilot for 'Good Girls Revolt' has it all—but most of all, the promise of another breakout series from Amazon Studios. Here's why we can't wait for season one, coming this Fall.

Text: William Defebaugh

The series is about Nora Ephron and the group of female journalists at Newsweek who brought the feminist movement to an industry that had previously been a notorious boy's club. Plus, Ephron is played by Grace Gummer, daughter to Meryl Streep, who is entirely worthy of both roles. Gummer's climactic scene in the episode is a sure hook for the rest of the series.

Historically, Good Girls Revolt picks up right where Mad Men left off. While the former did end in 1970, when things were beginning to look up for our favorite female characters, we had to endure many seasons of seemingly endless sexism. Thankfully, Good Girls Revolt begins with a bang in 1969, right when real change was starting to take effect.

The fashion! 1969 was a revolutionary time for dressing in America, with a stark contrast between the formal pencil skirts and stuffy blouses of Fifth Avenue and suburbia, and the flowery gowns and flowing hair embodying the hippie movement making its way from Haight Ashbury to the cultural mainstream. The show expertly captures the fashion of the era and its lasting power, as evidenced by the interchangeability between its Good Girls and the Gucci girls of today.

Anna Camp, of True Blood and Pitch Perfect fame, is another one of the series' leads. No one knows how to play a perfect, perky blonde with a flare for drama and big bouffant quite like Camp, and we're happy to see her amp up the volume on both this fall.

The show's other two stars, Genevieve Angelson (above, left) and Erin Darke (right), may be new to leading roles, but their performances don't read as such. As a researcher realizing she deserves to be a writer, Angelson wins over the audience with her relatable ambition, and passion at landing her first scoop in the series pilot, while Drake plays a heartwarming caption writer whose tale of sexism centers around her misogynist husband, as opposed to just her work life.

While the show is certainly centered around its female heroines, it also features plenty of male eye candy, with Hunter Parrish (hi, Silas!) and Chris Diamantopoulos dressed to the nines in the finest suits that the 1960s had to offer.

The series is based on the book The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich, an award-winning journalist who was the first woman to become a Senior Editor at Newsweek, so you know the story checks out. If you need any further proof, here's Gloria Steinem's review: "The Good Girls Revolt is as compelling as any novel, and also an accurate, intimate history of new women journalists invading the male journalistic world of the 1970s. Lynn Povich turns this epic revolt into a lesson on why and how we've just begun."

Good Girls Revolt premieres October 28 on Amazon. The pilot is available to stream now.

Credits: Photos courtesy of Amazon Studios.

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