Salon Talks: Genevieve Angelson

Much like her character on the TV drama set in a NYC newsroom, the actress is speaking up and speaking out about gender inequality.

Actor and writer Genevieve Angelson joined Salon’s Mary Elizabeth Williams to talk her role in the hit Amazon show “Good Girls Revolt.” The show, set in 1969, follows a group of female news researchers fighting for equal pay and representation in the newsroom. It draws inspiration from Lynn Povich’s book “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.”

The show faced its own trials and tribulations when Roy Price, the former head of Amazon Studios, declined the show’s pitch for a second season. Price has since resigned, after a producer accused him of sexual harassment. Angelson, who plays Patti Robinson on the show, is using her platform to speak out about the toxic sex and power dynamics entrenched in Hollywood’s culture.

Angelson said she “cares deeply” about the #MeToo campaign and even penned a story for Refinery29, in which she reflects on her experiences in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. “Unless it’s a problem for you, you don't see it,” Angelson said. “Nobody wants to be having these conversations. This isn’t fun. This isn’t like a great time and it’s hard work. And it takes incredible discomfort.”

Watch the interview above to hear more about “Good Girls Revolt” and why Angelson is to speak out against Hollywood’s harassment culture.

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