Kate Dries is a fellow with the Online Content team at WBEZ.org, Chicago Public Media, and an intern on The Book of Jezebel, to be published in Spring of 2012. Kate is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago with a double-degree in History and Gender Studies, which means she wrote her thesis about Cosmopolitan, Ms. and Playboy magazines in the 1960s and 70s. She has been a regular contributor to Zelda Lily, where she wrote about and for ladies, and the founder of the site Smart Girls Who Do Stupid Things. You can call and respond to her on "the twitter" @ TheSSKate. She thanks her mother for limiting television time when she was a child.
A potential exploration into the drama behind the glamour, The Playboy Club cast Amber Heard as the new Bunny in town, Naturi Naughton, who wants to be the first black Playboy centerfold, and Laura Benanti as their Bunny Mother.
Happy Endings essentially proved that anyone can fit into any kind of stereotype, which is pretty forward for a sitcom whose characters play off of archetypes like "the gay male best friend who gets around."
Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.