BINGEWORTHY, HUGELY ENTERTAINING – WELCOME TO THE UNTOLD STORIES OF WOMEN IN POLITICS
One hundred years after Australia elected its very first female parliamentarian, Ms Represented tells a hugely entertaining and bingeworthy tale: a raw and honest account of politics from the female perspective.
Powered by intense interviews with an unprecedented cast of female ‘firsts’, this compelling four-part series investigates the experience of women in Parliament, from early struggles for the most basic of facilities, to the persistent problems of harassment that plague the system to this day.
Australia was the first independent nation in the world where women could both vote and run for Parliament. But it took a long time for women to actually be elected, and once elected, they were expected to fit into a system that was already there.
The struggle of female parliamentarians to be heard, to be respected, and to prosper in the federal Parliament is a thrilling and inspiring one – and Ms Represented gives voice to a host of extraordinary stories, recounted with grace, humour and the deep authority of experience.
This is not ancient history, however. The first Indigenous woman in the House of Representatives was born into a country where, until not so long ago, her father’s people could not enrol to vote. With many women who are ‘firsts’ in politics still elected representatives in parliament, the story of women in parliament is a living, changing thing; Ms Represented captures it all beautifully in this layered, vivid portrait of political life through the female gaze.
Awards / Reviews
The best show on TV…hilarious and gobsmacking…fun and informative and could not be more timely
Packed with gems!
- The Sun-Herald