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Critics Question ABC-TV’s ‘Bitchy’ Pilot Season Language

It’s still not a “go” series, despite the involvement of Sex and the City maestro Darren Star. And while the title of the ABC-TV pilot Good Christian Bitches comes from a source novel by Kim Gatlin, there’s no confirmation that would be the name of the Dallas-set show starring Leslie Bibb, if it gets picked up.

Still, the use of the title has Christian and women’s media critics worried. Hollie McKay, “Pop Tarts” columnist for Fox News, caught up for her latest column with Tessie DeVore, of Christian publisher Charisma Media, as well as with the VP of Communications for the NYC Jane Fonda-Gloria Steinhem curated non-profit Women’s Media Center:

Yana Walton said Christians aren’t the only ones who should be upset. “It is not an appropriate term to use to describe any woman, regardless of their faith,” Walton said. “Entertainment media, especially music and films, have been normalizing misogynistic language for years.”

Sadly, further corroboration of that opinion can be found within ABC’s very halls. Another pilot in development this season at the network is called Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23.

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