Monday, October 8, 2007


I recently got a "hey, how are ya" email from Elana Levine, a colleague of mine from grad school, who has written what sounds like a fabulous book. It's called Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television. Love the cover (left).

And meanwhile, Annalee Newitz expresses her disappointment at the remake of Bionic Woman over at AlterNet:
This time around, Jaime [Sommers, the bionic woman] isn't an independent career jock: she's a 23-year-old bartender and college dropout who has just gotten pregnant and is about to marry her surgeon boyfriend. When she asks said boyfriend why he likes her, despite her lack of professional success, he replies, "You're the one thing my father didn't plan for me."
Newitz says much more, and concludes that "there's something deeply wrong about a science fiction show, allegedly about a woman of the future, whose message seems taken from a past much further back than the show's origins in the 1970s."

Darn. I loved that show.


writermeeg said...

Oh, yay, Elana!!! I was privileged to have many a chat about 70's TV with Elana back in the Madison days. (And I got her pappazan when she moved to Milwaukee!) SO great to see the book!

Deborah Siegel said...

Love it! What a small world! Go...what were they called...Badgers?! Elana and I met in feminist media studies with Julie D'Acci. She was the smartest girl in the class :) I'm jealous you got the pappazan.

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