Is anyone else watching The Gilded Age on HBO? I'm surprised there is not a thread about it here since it features majority female characters and the barest minimum of wokeness.
I first got interested in it because I love historical costume drama, and it's unusual for it to be set in New York and that time period. But I came out at the end absolutely loving it. It definitely passes the Bechtel test but also I would argue goes beyond.
We have many female characters without having to stare how they are so female in a men's world. We just see it, and we see what their lives are and how they are so different, different values and priorities. And very few focus on marriage and love, although we see different perspectives of how marriage (or lack thereof) alters the course of women's lives. There is even an amazing portrayal of a healthy loving marriage that is almost non existent in media.
There are so many different types of female relationships, not just the basic cattiness or the new "yes girl" type.
I just wanted to see some discussion about this. Also I totally believe Aunt Agnes would be a TERF while Aunt Ada would be a handmaiden.