Amazon’s new lesbian series hits the spot

After the cancellations of First Kill and The Wildsthe arrival of the excellent A League of Their Own on Amazon Prime Video boosts lesbian morale!

1943. As the Second World War rages, major league baseball is deserted by men, who have gone to the front. To maintain the interest of the public, a women’s league is created. Reimagining the 1992 film directed by Penny Marshall – critical and public success in the United States – the series tells the true story of the beginnings of this “All-American Girls Professional Baseball League” (AAGPBL) and its players, who had to prevail at a time when misogyny was the norm.

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“We really try to tell the stories that were missing from the film, and about this league in particular,” explained Abbi Jacobson, co-creator of the series with Will Graham. If the initial comedy with Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell holds a place in the pantheon of queer culture, its characters were not explicitly lesbian. A historical error that the series is responsible for correcting. …

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