Lena Waithe is an American screenwriter, producer, and actress. She is known for co-writing and acting in the Netflix comedy-drama series Master of None.
"A lot of wives and girlfriends. "
"Audiences are very diverse and they're 50 percent women, their stories weren't being told. Women had a narrow range of things to play," she tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.The #MeToo Movement
Set behind the scenes of an American TV breakfast Show , it uses the #MeToo movement as a fundamental part of the storyline.
"It would feel irresponsible not to address it considering it was happening in the culture as we were telling the story," adds Jennifer.
"We were all made very aware that darker stuff than I could ever imagine was going on. "
She plays presenter Alex Levy who's coming to terms with the news that her co-host of 15 years (played by Steve Carell) has been accused of sexually harassing junior members of their team.
"I think we're all finding our way in this cultural shift and learning what role we play, so it was important to have men be part of that conversation. Steve Carell being part of The Show was a huge thing. It was how he decided to join The Conversation about sexual harassment and sexism and ageism. "
According To Jennifer , "We were almost doing it without being given the title. I just like to be involved. "
However, the pair suggest it's only because of streaming that they've been given their production roles.
Reese Witherspoon says: "I've found with the emergence of streaming, we're getting much more diverse storytelling.
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