The 45-Year-Old Queer Dyke Whose Life Was Ruined By SNL

It is important to note that Abby McEnanys therapist is not dead. Specifically, she did not die while in a session with her. Oh my God, I wouldnt be able to get out of bed ever again if that really happened, she tells me. How do you ever recover from that? The clarification is needed given the confessional, semi-autobiographical nature of McEnanys new television series, the strong reviews the series has been receiving, there have already been headlinesand sure to be many moreabout its surprising and cathartic interrogation of the co-director of The Matrix who released in 1994. Because of Pats short, curly hair, almost as if permed, and doughy body shape, no one the character encountered was able to …

Pamela Adlon: Better Things is about hope and love amid the darkness

The star and creator of the comedy hit tells Rebecca Nicholson about life, TV, bringing up three daughters as a single mother in LA and making it big after 50 This is fuckin inner sanctum, says Pamela Adlon. Were speaking over FaceTime, and this is a quiet morning in Los Angeles for her. Her writers are about to turn up and start working on season four of Better Things, the neat, witty and often beautiful comedy loosely based on Adlons own life. As soon as shes finished ordering lunch for her team, and sage to cleanse the energy of the office this is the West Coast, after all she leaps up and launches straight into a virtual tour. She shows …

Mothers who have abortions: what to do with TVs third rail?

Most women who terminate a pregnancy are already mothers but we rarely see that on screen. Australian comedy The Letdown is the latest show to tackle the taboo We got a beautiful email from a viewer last week, says Sarah Scheller, co-creator of the ABCs The Letdown. It said, That was my scenario. I cant believe I just saw it on screen. Women who have abortions are only just now beginning to see themselves depicted on screens, but for a certain subgroup women who are already mothers when they decide to terminate the taboo is stronger than ever. Its a taboo that Schellers low-key comedy was determined to quietly break. The Letdown follows Audrey: a middle-class woman, played by Schellers …

Victoria Hamilton: ‘Women can now carry shows without faces full of Botox’

She donned a specially modified swimsuit to play the Queen Mother in The Crown. Now shes a spy-busting gay senator in Deep State and revelling in its love story Shortly before Im due to interview her in a hotel room, I run into Victoria Hamilton in the loo. I wouldnt have recognised her from The Crown, in which she plays the Queen Mother, even though she swears they did nothing to her appearance except make her wear a swimsuit that had tits built into my stomach. Then theyd take all my makeup off and put a grey wig on my head. I would have recognised her from Deep State, because Id only just watched an episode: a hot, gory spy …

Seth Meyers on Trump: ‘Treat him like he’s a grandpa in a nursing home’

Late-night hosts focused on the strange battle between the president, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Late-night hosts focused on Donald Trumps snap press conference on Wednesday as well as the controversy over Democratic candidates appearing on Fox News. Seth Meyers The Late Night host Seth Meyers took a closer look into the events of the day, starting with the strangeness of the presidents press conference. You knew right off the bat this was going to be a weird one because before Trump even got there, he had a sign printed up in front of the podium with the words No collusion, no obstruction on it, he said. I have a feeling the staff at DC Kinkos voted for Hillary. During …