Monday, July 3, 2017

Girl Power '90s

a 1990s writeup on Girl Power from Bravo mag
with Lynda Carter, Lindsey Wagner, 
Cheryl Ladd, Jaclyn Smith, Shelley Hack, 
Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly

"Girl Power" exploded in the 1990s when the Spice Girls rose to superstardom. But the seeds of Girl Power could be traced back to the 1970s when TV's Policewoman (Angie Dickinson) debuted on the small screen. It was soon followed by superhero women such as Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) and The Bionic Woman (Lindsey Wagner). Then came Charlie's Angels (Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith; then later, Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts) and a phenomenon was born. The Angels ruled TV from the mid to the late '70s and early '80s. It paved the way for the women-headlined shows that were produced later - from Cagney & Lacey (Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly) to Orange Is the New Black.