To Be 'Inclusive,' 'Jessica Jones' Has Excluded Male Directors

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'The return of the comic book character "Jessica Jones" on Netflix promised a season full of women (directors), and it will deliver a season full of women (directors). With so many women, we'll need a few binders on hand to keep track.

In line with "Transparent" creator Jill Soloway's decree that no "white cis men" should have creative control over women characters, "Jessica Jones" season 2 has made sure that no man will get a chance to manspread in the director's chair.

Originally, "Jessica Jones" showrunner Melissa Rosenberg only sought to include more female directors on the show, but in the name of "being inclusive" made season 2 exclusively female when Netflix's VP insisted the show be entirely female-driven.

"It didn’t take a lot of effort to fill those slots," Rosenberg says. "There’s a lot of highly qualified and talented female directors out there, so what we did was simply open the door. It wasn’t like we had to give a bunch of women their first break. It was just being inclusive."'

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But admittedly I limit myself mostly to MeTV and the Thurs. night CBS lineup. Well, a couple of the Thurs. night shows anyway

Also, BBC America, occasionally. Other than that, I don't bother with contemporary prime time TV offerings. They largely suck.

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