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5. “Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon)

Starring: Anna Camp, Grace Gummer, Chris Diamantopoulos, Genevieve Angelson, Hunter Parrish, Jim Belushi, Joy Bryant, Erin Darke
Synopsis: Based on a true story about a small group of female employees working for an American news magazine during a revolutionary era in the 1960s and their legal battle for workplace equality.

Why you should watch: The series, created by Dana Calvo (“Narcos”), is based on a book based on real events. “The good girls revolt: how the women of Newsweek sued their bosses and changed the workplace,” by Lynn Povich, an award-winning journalist, chronicles Povich’s experience suing the magazine for sex discrimination. The lawsuit, filed by 60 Newsweek female employees, stated that women were not allowed to be reporters. One of those women was legendary filmmaker Nora Ephron, played in the series by Gummer. The women ultimately won, and Povich eventually went on to become the magazine’s first female Senior Editor.
Premiere Date: Oct. 28

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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