Rosemary McLeod devised sitcom All Things Being Equal and iconic 80s TV soap Gloss. Best-known for her outspoken columns, she talks in this extended Funny As interview about battling sexism in the 1970s, and more, including:
- Gloss being the most fun she had in her television career, and laughing uncontrollably with producer Janice Finn
- Being told her voice was too deep for the radio, because it would "make men think of bedrooms"
- Falling into journalism after submitting a piece to the Sunday Times about a weird weekend spent with hippies
- Memories — comedic and emotional — of her time in Australia writing and script editing sitcoms for the ABC
- Hating women being portrayed as passive and witless in 1970s TV comedies, which motivated her to write more complex parts (e.g. Ginette McDonald's character in sitcom All Things Being Equal)
- Finding her schtick of "offending and annoying" people, when she started writing and cartooning about feminists in The Listener
This interview was recorded for 2019 TV series
Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy.
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