Natalia Leite: Queer Women in TV: Angela Robinson
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Blatantly advocating for anything inside the mainstream Hollywood paradigm is no easy task, so Angela Robinson, who champions gay rights while also charming audiences who enjoy pure entertainment, is like a superhero. Currently a writer and executive producer for the hit TV show True Blood, she also wrote and directed the film D.E.B.S. and TV shows The L Word and Hung. Generally carrying strong political statements, the stories she creates still manage to remain fun, sexy, and action-packed, thus appealing to a broad audience. As a True Blood fan, I was really excited to learn more about her experiences working in television.
Natalia Leite: Angela, how did you start writing and directing for television?
Angela Robinson: My first job in TV was kind of a confluence of events. I made a short film of D.E.B.S. that was seen by Ilene Chaiken (the creator of The L Word) and Larry Kennar (one of the executive producers), and at the time they were looking for a "funny lesbian" t
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