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Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Why The Bold Type devoted an episode to guns
“It’s not easy to tell a story about guns, especially right now,” showrunner Amanda Lasher said of Tuesday's episode. Lasher, a member of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said she and her writers wanted to take the gun debate from the political realm into the personal. “When we first started talking about it, literally every single person in the writers’ room and with the Freeform executives I talked to and NBCUniversal — everyone had a story about, ‘Oh yeah, I found out when I was dating my boyfriend that he had a gun and I won’t let him keep it in the house,'” says Lasher, adding: “We felt really strongly about normalizing those conversations about gun ownership and taking it out of the political so we could make progress on this issue. And as long as we stuck with our guiding light by doing it through the lens of the friendship and the girls’ experience, we thought we would be OK.”
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
The Bold Type's new boss wants to go deeper into tackling social issues in Season 2
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
New showrunner Amanda Lasher says she didn't want to shake up the Freeform series -- she wanted to go deeper into what it had been doing in Season 1. "We're tackling a broad spectrum of social issues, and what's really important to me is to always tackle these issues through the scope of the girls' friendship," she says. "I thought that this show did an amazing job tackling that storyline in season one and was very much ahead of its time with that. And I appreciated that, because the (MTV) show that I came from before this was called Sweet/Vicious, which also tackled sexual assault from the point of view of the survivor. I know how important those stories are and how meaningful they are. And I thought that The Bold Type did an amazing job with it."