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#MeToo-Themed College Comedy Series From Whitney Cummings & Lee Daniels In Works At Amazon
Deadline ^ | October 2, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva

Posted on 10/02/2018 2:45:45 PM PDT by EdnaMode

2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings has teamed with Empire co-creator Lee Daniels for a timely half-hour comedy, which is in development at Amazon. The untitled project, co-created by Cummings and Daniels and starring Cummings, hails from Fox 21 TV Studios and Amazon Studios.

Co-written by Cummings and Daniels, the comedy revolves around the staff of the Ombudsman’s office at a college that navigates PC culture and the #metoo climate. The lead character, played by Cummings, must reconcile the dissonance between different generations of feminism, and the struggle to reconcile our primal desires, and socially constructed identities with current ethical obligations regarding race, class, and gender.

Cummings and Daniels set it up the project at Fox 21 a couple of months ago via Daniels’ overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. After a bidding war, the comedy landed at Amazon for development. Daniels is set to direct the potential pilot.

As it marks its first year anniversary, the #MeToo movement continues to be a major force for social change, toppling powerful businessmen and politicians and, most recently factoring into the selection of the next Supreme Court Justice. With White House pick Brett Kavanaugh facing sexual assault accusations from the time he was at Georgetown Prep and Yale, the #MeToo discussion has focused on high school and college.

Lee, an Oscar nominee for Precious, is the co-creator/executive producer of the Fox/20th TV drama series Empire and Star. He also executive produces the Fox/20th TV comedy pilot Culture Clash starring 2 Broke Girl alumna Beth Behrs.

This marks the first TV staring vehicle for Cummings since her self-titled NBC comedy series, which she also created and executive produced. Cummings, who also co-created and executive produced the long-running CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls, recently served as executive producer/.co-showrunner on ABC’s highly rated Roseanne revival. Cummings and Daniels are repped by CAA.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: amazon; leedaniels; metoo; whitneycummings
#MeToo the Sitcom? Are they serious?
1 posted on 10/02/2018 2:45:45 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Rape comedy?


2 posted on 10/02/2018 2:48:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: EdnaMode

Will all offenders and assailants be wearing a red ballcaps?


3 posted on 10/02/2018 2:51:26 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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To: EdnaMode

I still don’t understand the pound me too movement.


4 posted on 10/02/2018 2:52:32 PM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: EdnaMode

In the 70s and 80s there were rape and re-venge films

The straw dogs

Deliverance

Ms 45

They call her one eye

Deathwish

Those victimized saw a vengeance on their attackers


5 posted on 10/02/2018 2:56:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Is there another kind?...”


6 posted on 10/02/2018 2:58:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EdnaMode
The lead character, played by Cummings, must reconcile the dissonance between different generations of feminism, and the struggle to reconcile our primal desires, and socially constructed identities with current ethical obligations regarding race, class, and gender.

How many feminists does it take to--
That's not funny.

7 posted on 10/02/2018 3:10:15 PM PDT by Lonely Bull ("When he is being rude or mean it drives people _away_ from his confession and _towards_ yours.")
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To: EdnaMode

Uuuuuh, ok. Just putting the lighter side on sexual assaults. If they are laughing at Ford, I might watch it. Otherwise, not on your life.


8 posted on 10/02/2018 3:12:45 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: EEGator

Wellllll SNL made jokes about Paula Jones and others being groped, abused, and raped by Bill Clinton....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59SyP76K-G8


9 posted on 10/02/2018 3:14:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: EdnaMode

#MeToo-Themed Comedy Series

Has fail stamped all over it


10 posted on 10/02/2018 3:52:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: EdnaMode

Who will Portray the mattress carried around


11 posted on 10/02/2018 4:48:45 PM PDT by Phil DiBasquette
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To: EdnaMode
Co-written by Cummings and Daniels, the comedy revolves around the staff of the Ombudsman’s office at a college that navigates PC culture and the #metoo climate. The lead character, played by Cummings, must reconcile the dissonance between different generations of feminism, and the struggle to reconcile our primal desires, and socially constructed identities with current ethical obligations regarding race, class, and gender.

That sounds like a romping, felicitous, frolic that will be a groundbreaking comedy hit./s

But seriously, folks, my pit-bull needs a pedicure so I will be busy that evening.
12 posted on 10/02/2018 7:50:27 PM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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