Jane: It was primarily a misogynistic environment, and in 1975 it was again a very different time. […] I mean, I couldn’t get a credit card in 1975 because I was a self-employed female. Things were very different. Women were not treated equally. […] The female writers… their battle was constant. I mean, they were working against John [Belushi] who said women are just fundamentally not funny. So you’d go to a table read and if a woman writer had written a piece for John he would not read it in his full voice. He would whisper it. He felt as though it was his duty to sabotage pieces that were written by women.
Tina: I have really bad credit too. Um, but no. A lot of things changed. The times changed and Amy and Maya and Ana and I, we know that we are beholding to Jane and Laraine and Gilda and to Rosie and Anne Beatts and all the women who fought through all that nonsense. And by the time I got there our director was a woman, one of our stage managers was a woman, so the more women that were in the room to laugh at the different pieces, then people were like, “Okay maybe we’ll put it on.”
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