"OPENING CREDITS CONSIST OF AP TELEVISION/BRITISH MOVIETONE/AP IMAGES COPYRIGHT MATERIAL"
New York, 22 July 2019
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Lucy Lawless, actress:
"The moment that things tipped over into a curious lean-in impulse was when Michael Musto of The Village Voice started hailing her (Xena: Warrior Princess) as a new gay icon, feminist icon. And back then 'feminist' was still kind of a dirty word - like, my generation was like, 'I'm not a feminist because that's from the '60s. I'm just a...' We didn't realize we were standing on the shoulders of these incredible women who'd really done awful lot of work to give us the freedom that we so took for granted, especially in New Zealand, where we already had a female prime minister and women got the vote before Australia even, and long before America or Britain. So we just thought of ourselves as being equal. I had five brothers and never felt inferior to them, let me tell you."