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On this week’s episode of the Waves, Christina, Marcia, and Nichole discuss the New York Times article “Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her.” The article documents how even those voters who support Warren question whether she could defeat Donald Trump in an election. The panelists point out some of the incongruities and sexism inherent in this argument and discuss their views of the electorate. Then, they talk about Marc Cherry’s new CBS show Why Women Kill.The show follows three women from three different eras who, it is hinted, will murder in the course of the narrative. The show aims for high camp and puts a lot of effort into production value, but can it hold together the wide-ranging plot? Finally, the panel considers the new practice of hiring intimacy coordinators for productions that feature intimate scenes. If fight scenes are choreographed, why aren’t sex scenes? The panelists reflect on how #MeToo has helped lead to this moment and what it might mean for content going forward.
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