Lady Show: The Conversation

I think I might have found my new favorite show. I love nothing more than ladies talkin’ about bein’ ladies (check out my blog title for proof), and that’s exactly what The Conversation is. Host/Photographer/Wife/Mom/Superwoman Amanda de Cadenet interviews women about topics that are actually interesting. She doesn’t ask them about whatever movie they’re working on or fluff like that. Instead, she talks to Jane Fonda about feeling whole without a man, or to Gwyneth Paltrow about postpartum depression, or to Sarah Silverman about the importance of female camaraderie, or to Zoe Saldana about the decision to have children. This is the show for you if you miss Oprah but also you wish Oprah was more down to Earth. Amanda de Cadenet is smart, funny, and delightful, even if she doesn’t hide gifts under her studio audience’s chairs (or have a studio audience).

This show is amazing because, unlike other women’s shows with similar titles (The View, The Talk), it actually focuses on real conversations between women about their lives. Not the “She can do it all, and so can you!” pseudo-inspirational bullshit we’ve come to expect from our magazines and television shows, but actual real lives. It is reassuring for me to realize that Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t have all of her shit together all the time, or that Jane Fonda is still working some things out at 70. That’s real life!

Also you learn that Jane Fonda’s fake knee makes certain sex positions uncomfortable. The more you know!

Watch the first episode of The Conversation here! If you’ve seen it, let me know what you think!

8 Responses to “Lady Show: The Conversation”

  1. Shannon

    I’m so glad I found your blog because I woke up so early today, with hours to spare before class, so I had time time to watch the show. I loved how natural it is, I never watch the view or anything like that because those woman always seem to be yelling at each other. How classy and lovely is Gwyneth Paltrow? I love her!

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  2. julie

    wow, that was wonderful– super-frickin-awesome to see sarah silverman say “the worst thing that can happen, for people who don’t want women to be strong, is that we help each other and be a force”. . . and zoe saldana talking about men and equality. . . it was all intriguing, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Lilly

    I agree with you!! The Conversation is way more real than any of the other shows/articles we typically see about being a woman and what that means. Before this show I didn’t know that so many women felt the way I did. I am comforted by how normal Amanda and her guests are and wish I ever felt “safe”/comfortable revealing my vulnerabilities.Being a woman gets harder and harder and I like knowing that I’m not the only one who is scared or overwhelmed:)

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