#OccupyFamilyGuy is a Sub-Project of #AStarForCarrie
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As a dedicated fan of the acerbically funny, decades-running adult animated comedy Family Guy, I started a second petition suggesting the producers an all-female writing staff for at least one episode of the next season.
Carrie Fisher, who voiced “Angela“- Peter’s boss at the brewery- was given a touching eulogy on Family Guy, which gave me the feels and made me laugh out loud. It seems like Carrie would have been touched by such a gesture, but there is so much more that can be done to solidify her legacy as the icon of feminine strength, empowered sexuality, unashamed vulnerability, and sassy humor we all love.
Hiring an all-female writing staff on at least one episode of Family Guy would make a statement in the #MeToo era that powerful men are making efforts to rectify past abuses by lending a predominantly-male written series to a roster of brilliant female writers. Men write the majority of Hollywood-produced TV shows and movies, so this isn’t specific to Family Guy. #OccupyFamilyGuy sheds light on an industry-wide problem and has the potential to make positive changes for women writers everywhere. Even casual or non-fans have signed the #OccupyFamlyGuy petition in honor of Carrie Fisher and her highly influential writing talent.
Some suggestions for an all-female Family Guy writing staff: Alex Borstein, Cherry Cheva, Shannon Smith, Rachel MacFarlane, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Judy Gold, Janeane Garafalo, Tina Fey, Thea Vidale, Amy Pohler, Margaret Cho, Tiffany Haddish, and so many more under-utilized, brilliant, talented writers who happen to be female.
I would like to be considered for a Family Guy staff position as a diehard fan of the show and creatrix of this idea, but I insist these engenious established writers get hired first. #OccupyFamilyGuy, like #AStarForCarrie, is not about me. It’s about making positive changes for Women in Hollywood.
Seth MacFarlane has created some truly strong female characters on all of his shows, so I have reason to believe he would adore this idea as much as the growing number of fans adding their signatures to the #OccupyFamilyGuy petition. If you can’t make it to Hollywood Square or Venice Beach where I’ve been petitioning while cosplaying Princess Leia, please consider signing the online petition here and SHARE!
May the Force be with You!