Alyson and Anjali Bhimani (actress from Ms. Marvel on Disney+, voice of Symmetra from Overwatch and Rampart from Apex Legends) talk about a scene from The Newsroom (watch the scene here on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wELqR2F5KjA) starring Emily Mortimer as Mac and Olivia Munn as Sloane. They talk about how not every important scene between two women needs to pass the Bechdel Test and how these two brilliant women show us why.
P.S. It’s not covered in the episode, but Anjali and Alyson met and became friends in college, and they talk about their careers, love lives and everything in between, just like Sloane and Mac.
Anjali’s Twitter and Instagram: @sweeetanj - Anjali’s Website: www.anjalibhimani.com
Alyson’s Twitter and Instagram: @byalysonshelton - Alyson’s Website: www.alysonshelton.com
Creators and Guests
Alyson Shelton (she/her)
Alyson Shelton writes about women across mediums + genres. She’s written about a superpowered and multi-faceted heroine in her comic Reburn, and uncovering childhood secrets in Eve of Understanding, the award winning feature she wrote and directed. In her award winning screenplay, The Night We Met, she tackles a psychological thriller through fractured realities and self-invention. She is working on a memoir in essays and her writing has been published widely at outlets including The New York Times, Ms., The Rumpus and more. Her generalist knowledge and approach make her the perfect fit for her podcast, Fine Cut, in which she and a guest take a deep dive into one scene of the guest’s choosing. You can learn more about her through her website, www.alysonshelton.com and her Instagram @byalysonshelton where she hosts a weekly Instagram Live series inspired by George Ella Lyon’s poem, Where I’m From, where she’s hosted over 100 writers and creatives.