Katy Brand: ‘We don’t want to replace men – we just want equal airtime’

The actor and comedian explains how her debut play, 3Women, captures the age divide within feminism – and the defiance of the #MeToo era

I recently gave a talk at a girls’ high school. I mention this not only because I am a virtue-signalling monster but also because one of the young women asked something that brought me up short: “How should we react, as young feminists, to older women who don’t seem to support us?”

I sat there and goldfished for a moment, keenly aware that these freshly minted teenage minds sat among their esteemed “older women” teachers. But this is one of the issues I have been grappling with in my debut play, 3Women, which is about three generations of the same family, aged 18, 40, and 65. They come together in an increasingly claustrophobic hotel suite the night before a wedding, ostensibly to enjoy some family bonding time. As more wine is ordered and drunk, the gloves come off, and there are old scores to settle.

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Katy Brand: ‘We don’t want to replace men – we just want equal airtime’

The actor and comedian explains how her debut play, 3Women, captures the age divide within feminism – and the defiance of the #MeToo era

I recently gave a talk at a girls’ high school. I mention this not only because I am a virtue-signalling monster but also because one of the young women asked something that brought me up short: “How should we react, as young feminists, to older women who don’t seem to support us?”

I sat there and goldfished for a moment, keenly aware that these freshly minted teenage minds sat among their esteemed “older women” teachers. But this is one of the issues I have been grappling with in my debut play, 3Women, which is about three generations of the same family, aged 18, 40, and 65. They come together in an increasingly claustrophobic hotel suite the night before a wedding, ostensibly to enjoy some family bonding time. As more wine is ordered and drunk, the gloves come off, and there are old scores to settle.

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The Nerdist School relaunching as The Ruby LA

The Nerdist School may be dying this Easter weekend, but it’ll rise from the dead next weekend as The Ruby LA, a new, more inclusive training center for comedians on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard. The Ruby LA’s launch will coincide with a 12-hour comedy festival, The Ruby Assembly, on April 7, 2018. Jen Curran, Lindsey Barrow […]

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Jenny Slate Is Writing a Book of Feminist Essays and Fables

Jenny Slate has a book in the works. According to Entertainment Weekly, Little, Brown and Company is set to publish a book by Slate described as “a feminist essay and fable collection.” The book will take a look at “what it’s like to be female in a misogynistic culture,” and in it Slate “imagines the […]

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