While at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, Aronsohn tells The Hollywood Reporter that he thinks there are too many female-centric comedies on TV.
“Enough ladies,” Aronsohn says. “I get it. You have periods.” Aronsohn
then adds, “We’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of
These comments drew a swift reaction from many in Hollywood.
Martha Plimpton from “Raising Hope” writes on Twitter “Um, Lee, women
are 51% of the population & a coveted demographic for advertisers.
What are you thinking?” She adds, “The rise of female writers and
performers in television is a result of demand. So we’re taking our
place at the creative table.”
Plimpton is far from the only person to chide Aronsohn for these
remarks. He’s also drawn feedback from Lizz Winstead from “The Daily
Show” and actress Sarah Thyre, best known from her days on “Strangers
Aronsohn has since apologized on Twitter. He writes, “Yes, yes – it was a stupid joke. I’m sorry.”