Author: Amanda Lotz

Amanda Lotz (University of Michigan) has published books examining the rise of female-centered dramas and cable channels as a result of the competitive conditions of the 1990s (Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era), and exploring how shifts in the television industry beginning in the 1980s changed the prime time content produced and the role of television in culture (The Television Will Be Revolutionized and Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era).

A Damaged Conclusion

Looking back at Damages, I realize it would have been right at home amidst ’80s film narratives that demonized career women while asserting the proper place of women at the hearth in the home.

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