“I do think you have to scare yourself. That’s where your creativity or your growth comes from. Scaring yourself, challenging yourself, taking those risks, and not caring about what anyone thinks.”
-Rita Wilson on the second episode of The Conversation, which is just as good as the first!
I have a very intense love of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s relationship, by the way. I think that if they ever split up, I would actually be really depressed. They’re America’s Mom and Dad.
I’ve been talking a lot about how much I L-O-V-E The Conversation, Amanda de Cadenet’s fabulous interview show. The Conversation is also a website, full of information about all sorts of lady things…career and finance, love and sex, health and wellness, and basically everything having to do with ladies’ lives. I’m very, very excited that something I wrote is featured on the site! It’s all about how I’m a jealous jerk. Not really. It’s all about how jealousy doesn’t make you a jerk at all. Check it out, and give the rest of the site a looksie, too! It’s all wonderful.
I think I might have found my new favorite show. I love nothing more than ladies talkin’ about bein’ ladies (check out my blog title for proof), and that’s exactly what The Conversation is. Host/Photographer/Wife/Mom/Superwoman Amanda de Cadenet interviews women about topics that are actually interesting. She doesn’t ask them about whatever movie they’re working on or fluff like that. Instead, she talks to Jane Fonda about feeling whole without a man, or to Gwyneth Paltrow about postpartum depression, or to Sarah Silverman about the importance of female camaraderie, or to Zoe Saldana about the decision to have children. This is the show for you if you miss Oprah but also you wish Oprah was more down to Earth. Amanda de Cadenet is smart, funny, and delightful, even if she doesn’t hide gifts under her studio audience’s chairs (or have a studio audience).
This show is amazing because, unlike other women’s shows with similar titles (The View, The Talk), it actually focuses on real conversations between women about their lives. Not the “She can do it all, and so can you!” pseudo-inspirational bullshit we’ve come to expect from our magazines and television shows, but actual real lives. It is reassuring for me to realize that Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t have all of her shit together all the time, or that Jane Fonda is still working some things out at 70. That’s real life!
Also you learn that Jane Fonda’s fake knee makes certain sex positions uncomfortable. The more you know!
Watch the first episode of The Conversation here! If you’ve seen it, let me know what you think!