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The star of "Married Plus" admits: "The series was misogynistic" | Israel today

2022-10-02T11:25:03.150Z

Marcy Darcy The star of "Married Plus" Amanda Beers, who played the character of the annoying and funny neighbor Marcy Rhodes-Darcy, admitted last weekend in an interview with the Page Six website that she understands why the series could have become a victim of the "cancellation culture". "It was a misogynistic series," admitted the American actress and director about the series that made her a familiar face



The star of "Married Plus" Amanda Beers, who played the character of the annoying and funny neighbor Marcy Rhodes-Darcy, admitted last weekend in an interview with the Page Six website that she understands why the series could have become a victim of the "cancellation culture".

"It was a misogynistic series," admitted the American actress and director about the series that made her a familiar face among millions.

"For me, there were episodes and storylines that I really wasn't a fan of."

A second career.

Amanda Beers in "Married Plus" days, photo: Columbia Pictures/courtesy Eve

Beers (64) took part not only as an actress in the successful sitcom but also directed 31 episodes in the series, and after it went off the screens, she continued to maintain a successful career as a director in series such as "Dharma and Greg", "Veronica's Closet", "The Jamie Foxx Show" and more .

Despite her views on the nature of the show, Beers had nothing but praise for the behind-the-scenes crew and the show's creators for their support when she became the first prime-time actress to come out publicly in 1993 (about four years before Ellen DeGeneres' high-profile coming out).

"Honestly," she said in the interview, "it wasn't really up for discussion," she told about what brought her to the decision to reveal her sexual orientation.

Beers was then in the midst of her daughter's adoption process and decided to take the reins into her own hands and release the story to the media in a way that she would have control over the information, according to her, and not allow the media to do as they pleased with it.

"I may have told the creators and producers," she said, "but they knew who I was, they knew it was part of my life. They also knew I was expecting a girl and I just said the timing was right."

"There were storylines I didn't like."

Amanda Beers, photo: EPA

"Married Plus" was the first show to be broadcast in prime time on the American Fox network.

The satirical comedy series aired for 11 seasons between 1987 and 1997.

At the center of the series was the Bundy family, a family that was the complete opposite of the nice and typical American families that had been shown on television up to that time.

At its head, the father of the family, Al Bundy, a failed and depressed shoe salesman, his spoiled, uneducated and lazy housewife wife, Peg Bundy, and their two children: Kelly, who was presented as a promiscuous and stupid teenager, and Bud, their smart, dress-chasing son.

Although it was often criticized for its shallow and sexual humor, the series was also praised for bringing issues such as sexuality, women's rights, racism and more to the agenda.

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Source: israelhayom

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