Saturday, September 08, 2018

"I write from the point of view of what I'd like to watch"

Fleabag was utterly brilliant and felt like a proper game-changer in sitcom terms, so it's fantastic to hear that creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge's talk of a second series has come to fruition.

In an interview with the Guardian's Simon Hattenstone, the conversation may have dwelt on burping, farting and tits, but Waller-Bridge is no nouveau ladette; on the contrary, she's a feminist who, Hattenstone notes, "as a writer ... wants to show women indulging their appetites and venting their grievances", and she admits to being motivated by a rage fuelled by "casual and systemic sexism".

In addition to speaking about the character that propelled her into the public eye, Waller-Bridge discussed about Killing Eve, a new series she's written, the first episode of which airs on BBC1 on 15th September. It's not a comedy and she doesn't appear on screen, but such was the quality of the writing on Fleabag that it's bound to be worth watching.

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