In a year when the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements continue to dominate headlines, leaders in every industry are working harder than ever to be the change. This most certainly includes Hollywood, where we’ve seen influential female stars stand up to fight for fair pay, more opportunities, and better representation. While every day is a good day to support women who are breaking boundaries and sharing stories, today, International Women’s Day, feels like a better time than ever to take in some of the incredible talent working to make your media more inclusive, diverse, and, frankly, entertaining, than ever before.
Netflix is a perfect one-stop shop for a broad selection of inspiring titles to dig into. Of course, you’re already caught up on Orange Is the New Black, but did you know that Lena Waithe made history as the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing on Master of None‘s “Thanksgiving” episode? It’s a moving depiction of her own real-life coming-out experience, and it’s a must-see.
And if you haven’t given the ladies of GLOW a go yet, you should know it’s not just a triumphant look at the real-life women of the professional wrestling world of the ’80s — it also happens to be just a ton of butt-kicking fun.
And there’s even more history waiting to be discovered, such as the original feature film Mudbound from director Dee Rees, the first Black woman to be nominated for best adapted screenplay at the Oscars. It also boasts the work of cinematographer Rachel Morrison, the first woman ever nominated for best cinematography at the Oscars.
Hopefully you’ve got a lot of binge-watching time on your hands, because there’s plenty more where that came from. Check out the video above for even more women-led and women-made Netflix titles. Happy International Women’s Day!
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