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Over the weekend I stumbled across a TV Series on Amazon. I'd not heard of it. I read a brief synopsis, Toni Collette was in the featured image, and I also saw that John Leguizamo was in it, so I was pretty sold. I was not expecting to spend the first 7 out of 9 episodes absolutely bawling.

I'd never heard of this show, I hadn't seen anyone else post about it either. I was really feeling that sacred rage. This show came out on March 31st, before Barbie, and every conversation about women's bodies and feminism in 2023 film and TV really should have included The Power. I hadn't realised it was based on a book (by Naomi Alderman), and again, even more reason to market it more. I was SO MAD. The TV series is so poignant, so important. It features characters who live in various different countries, and come from different political situations. I'm usually not fond of British characters, however Rox is bloody brilliant. A question I was once asked regarding Maya at a film festival, was specifically to do with the treatment of women in Pakistan, to which I responded that it really wasn't much difference anywhere else. Well, this show really illustrates how similar experiences can be, but ultimately it all comes down to a war on female bodies. Amazing conversations around religion too.

I cannot recommend this show enough. It is fucking spectacular and the soundtrack is absolute 🔥🔥🔥!! It left me pretty devastated. My poor baby grrrl had to deal with me crying down the phone because I was so mad that shows like this don't get enough attention. Oh and it had an all female writing team. All the producers are female, except one guy, who then quit. And the majority of the directors of the 9 episodes are female. This one show alone shifted the stats of female production crew on Amazon.

Please watch this show. And then maybe we can set the world on fire together.


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