Parents' Guide to

Good Girls Revolt

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Strong female characters rule in zesty historical drama.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Another pornographic web series

I feel I have to leave a review because common sense media left out at least one Major Sex Scene that I feel was pornographic!! I started watching this even though it was rated MA- the first episode has the main character in a back room having sex with another reporter. You can fully see her breasts. Ok I thought, gross but I can overlook one dirty scene. There is another sex scene not as graphic but still didn't leave much to the imagination- although no nudity. But then I got to episode 3 or 4 and one woman is talking to her male coworker about how she used a mirror to look at her lady parts- he then locks the door and pulls her skirt up and panties down and then I had to turn it off so I'm not sure where it went from there but his face was very close up to her um lady parts. I'm sorry but that not appropriate for anyone!! Definitely not a 16yo like the site suggests. I will not watch anymore of the show because I do not want to see porn or graphic sex. I am sick of all these Amazon/Netflix/Hulu originals that may have had a decent story but are so riddled with pornographic images that they are unwatchable.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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Suffused with vintage details to thrill Mad Men fans, this well-written drama scores by casting compelling actors to flesh out a fascinating real-life struggle. Based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Lynn Povich, this fictionalized retelling of the Newsweek scandal gets the clothes, hairstyles, and furniture right, as well as the types of things people were talking about in 1969: the Manson Family, the Pill, the nerve of women who come to work and expect equal treatment. Could it be, young viewers might wonder, that it used to be OK for a boss to ask "a girl" to pick up a present for his daughter on her lunch hour or fetch him coffee? Was it typical that a husband would expect his wife to quit work? Were women's skirts really that short?

Yes, yes, and yes; and watching compelling characters such as Angelson's Patti struggle against expectations and try to force change makes for grabby drama. Patti is a fine reporter and a fierce iconoclast; watching her chafe against those who would keep her down is all the more pleasurable to the viewer who knows her cause is destined to win out. In the wake of Mad Men's success, many dramas have tried to imitate its artistry; Good Girls Revolt is one of the few that's come close.

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