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Amazon Show Good Girls Revolt Cancelled by Sexual Harasser

Fans of Good Girls Revolt, a popular Amazon TV series, were shocked by the cancellation of the show. The show’s creator and Executive Producer, Dana Calvo, said that Good Girls Revolt did very well, getting a 96 percent audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s critics gave the series a rating of 71 percent. It was no wonder why people were confused that Good Girls Revolt was not filming a second season.

Lynn Povich, one of the many women who filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek in 1970, based the feminist series on a nonfiction book called The Good Girls Revolt.

About two weeks ago, Roy Price, the former Head of Amazon Studios, resigned from his position after he was accused of sexually harassing Isa Dick Hackett, who is producer for another show. It was under Price’s jurisdiction that Good Girls Revolt was denied a second season.

Hackett explained in an interview that the unwanted sexual advances started two years ago after a dinner at Comic-Con in San Diego. According to Hackett, she entered a cab on July 10th, 2015, to go to an afterparty with Price and Michael Paull, an Executive at Amazon and now the Chief Executive of BamTech. Hackett says that Price repeatedly propositioned her for sex in the cab and that Price used vulgar slang terms for men’s genitalia. While at the party, Price came up to Hackett and shouted “Anal sex!” in her ear while she was speaking to other executives.  

Amazon released a statement, saying, “Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately.” Albert Cheng, the Chief Operating Officer of Amazon Studios, is now temporarily taking on Price’s duties.

Hackett felt it was necessary for her to come forward with this information because of the allegations of sexual harassment from women currently flooding the media. These allegations include: producer Harvey Weinstein, director James Toback, journalist Mark Halperin, news anchor Bill O’Reilly, and many more. These conversations have brought forth many discussions about equal rights for women in the workplace.

Hackett states, “I think women inspire each other. I feel inspired by the other women who have been far braver than I am, who have come forward. I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change.” This shows that there is power in numbers and change can happen when women stick together and support each other. It only takes one brave person to come forward to make others more comfortable to share their stories.

Povich said that since these allegations against Price, Amazon should look at the series again “with a much more objective point of view.” Perhaps Price cut the show too soon. With all of these men losing their positions because of sexual harassment, this show could perhaps be the perfect platform to illustrate exactly what women go through and how it can be stopped.

There have not been any recent reports on whether the show will start filming a second season, but based on the recent allegations against Price and other top producers, hopefully the odds are in the show’s favor.

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