by Teresa Yanaros, November 9, 2019
Teresa Yanaros of Divine Frequency debuts a brand new series on pop culture and American feminism, focusing on the history of Charlie’s Angels and its cultural implications, leading up to the release of the new film in November 2019.
Through the guise of liberation has our country actually spiraled out of control? Is there a correlation between the modern perception of social empowerment and an actual devaluation of moral principles?
In Part One of the Charlie’s Angels Pop Feminism Series, we discuss the history of Charlie’s Angels and the Sexual Revolution, and how the intersection of second-wave feminism and the sexual revolution of the 1960s created a wave of sexual liberation that ultimately boosted popularity of shows like Charlie’s Angels, released on ABC in 1976.
“The degradation by award organizations juxtaposed against declarations of sexual prowess by media commentators sends the message that the Charlie’s Angels actresses could both be lauded for their sexual flamboyance while simultaneously denigrated as lacking in professional skills.”
What does this do for American feminism?
Stay tuned for the next video in the series.
In Part Two of the Charlie’s Angels Pop Feminism series, we are going to continue the conversation, expanding it from second-wave feminism to third-wave feminism, and look at some of the implications of the latest movements within American feminism, such as the #MeToo and Time’s Up Movements.
Charlie’s Angels, The Complete TV Series: https://amzn.to/32uohSX
Charlie’s Angels TV Show 1976 Season One: https://amzn.to/33vXZBa
Charlie’s Angels Movie (2000): https://amzn.to/2NZcLK3
Charlie’s Angels Movie (2003): https://amzn.to/33Bu9v2
- Chuck Stephens. (2004). THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE: Charlie’s Angels and the stuck-together centerfold. Film Comment, 40(1), 51. Retrieved from