i can feel your pulse in the pages
❝ I am immensely proud of the fact that it is really a show about something. […] It is about the play of ideas and emotions and philosophies, and ethics and manners. It is actually about something. ❞ - Hugh Laurie
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.
Political Animals has received four nominations for the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards!
- Best Movie or Mini-Series
- Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series (Sigourney Weaver)
- Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series (Sebastian Stan)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series (Ellen Burstyn)
The card is turned over. A KING. Exactly what Bond was hoping
for. LE CHIFFRE is implacable - but his finger is still pressed
to his cheek.
Grace Kelly during the Cannes Film Festival, 6th May 1955.