Abby McEnany: ‘When guys dream of lesbians, they’re not thinking of me’

The comics buzzy, semi-autobiographical TV show Work in Progress is also her first time on a TV set and at the age of 51, she calls it a fairytale come true The opening scene of new comedy series Work in Progress sees Abby McEnany trying to bring back wassup. The second sees her announcing her potentially imminent suicide to her therapist: Im gonna kill myself in 180 days, if things dont get better. Work in Progress is not only McEnanys first TV series but its the first time shes been on a professional set. And with this original, melancholic comedy, she is setting the bar high. Its autobiographical traits McEnany plays Abby, and is a self-described fat, queer dyke are …

Fight and flight: how Glow continues to show women at their best and worst

In the third season of Netflixs consistently entertaining comedy series about female wrestlers, characters are allowed to be messy in and out of the ring In the opening scene of season three of Glow, the Netflix comedy about a group of misfit actors who end up becoming female wrestlers, an interviewer speaks with the co-leads Debbie and Ruth about their shows exciting move to Las Vegas. Both women are dressed as their respective wrestling personas, Liberty Bell, the beautiful all-American girl defending the USA and Zoya the Destroyer, her slinky nemesis from Soviet Russia. True to their parts, Liberty Bell delightedly extols the wonders of Vegas while Zoya complains that the glitzy town is a revolting display of capitalism. Then, …