There is an expectation in film and TV that women fall into discrete categories. Femme fatale, victim, strong and unemotional. Even as characters begin to slowly break those moulds, there is still a shortage of diversity for women on screen. Danes’ ugly crying does not make her ugly, far from it.
Known for quick-fire dialogue, it’s no surprise that after Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life, Amy Sherman-Palladino turned her incomparable talent to Jewish comedy in New York City circa 1958. Cue The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Midge (Rachel Brosnahan), to be precise. The woman who has it all.