During this COVID19 isolation period I've been binge watching too much television, but have tried to at least choose educational and entertaining series to wile away the hours and stimulate the brain.
Hulu has had an interesting series on geniuses aptly titled "Genius". I finished all of Einstein and began Picasso. Early into Picasso, without being a genius, I became fixated on the roles of the various women in the lives of these two geniuses. Which got me to start searching for information on women geniuses.
What followed was the realization of how few the gains are in the world of entertainment to bring history to the masses in the form of what women have done throughout history.
Why not a series on Madame Curie, Georgia O'Keeffe, Beatrice Potter, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Mary Anning? Why not these geniuses?
What were their struggles? Their obstacles? Their inner demons? Their learned experiences and growths? Were their love lifes as complicated, as intense, as muddy and dark as that of any man genius? Could we, if they were studied and explored like we do famous men, find their lives to be equally as entertaing as we do their opposite sex counterparts. Or might they be even more entertaining?
Hulu would be revolutionary in bringing a female version of "Genius" to the entertainment table. I, for one, would binge watch it gladly. And feel as if history has finally turned a page in the acknowledgement that history is not just a man's world.