Thea Glassman
Updated Jul 10, 2017 @ 1:21 pm
Woman Writing
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We need to give an ENORMOUS hip hip hooray to the BET basketball drama Hit the Floor. Because over the weekend, the show’s creator James LaRosa announced that the show’s upcoming season will be written entirely by women.

It’s about time we see more women working behind the scenes!

Slayed, indeed.

The show, which centers on the lives of an NBA cheerleading team, will be adding itself to a very small, very important clubhouse of series that feature all-female teams.

Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar enlisted only female directors, and Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick has an all-female writing staff, as examples. Hiring female writers exclusively is such an important move — especially considering that as of 2014, only 26% of films and television shows were being written by women, as reported by the Writer’s Guild of America.

Also, according to Jill Soloway, working with a group of women just feels damn good.

Kevin Bacon, who stars in I Love Dick opposite Kathryn Hahn, had this to say about the show’s writers:

We’re completely ready to support some kickass female writers and dig into all of Hit the Floor‘s basketball drama come 2018.