18 June, 2007

Capturing the feminine mystique


"Women have been writing men, and vice versa, in Hollywood since the days of Anita Loos, Francis Marion, Ruth Gordon and Dorothy Parker.

But in television recently, a particular female orientation in such ABC shows as "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Men in Trees" -- with their complicated, beautifully flawed women characters -- once again brings up the age-old question: How important is the female writer's point of view, and what do male writers bring to the mix?"

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