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American Woman

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

'70s-set feminist dramedy is undermined by stereotypes.

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Unfortunately, this potentially fun story is a patchwork of cliches, and -- beyond the over-the-top and distracting costumes that place the show in 1975 -- the writing doesn't really attempt to put a new spin on them. The characters, though they're supposed to be emblematic of the second wave of feminism, are drawn from broad stereotypes. They're timid, spiteful, easily manipulated, classist, and use alcohol to avoid their problems, which works for other, more confident shows (Desperate Housewives, anyone?) but here completely contradicts and undermines American Woman's promise of a story about women discovering their independence.

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