'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway Is Developing a Feminist Comedy for MTV

Which will obviously be our new favorite show.

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Jill Soloway, Hollywood's new favorite person for having created game-changing (and Golden Globe-winning) show Transparent, is executive producing an untitled feminist comedy on MTV. Cue TV-fanatic glee.

The comedy (written by Ashley Skidmore and Lyle Friedman, veterans of the famed improve group Upright Citizens Brigade) sounds just as fresh and original as you'd expect from Soloway, and focuses on two second-wave feminist friends who meet at summer camp. After getting struck by lightning in the forest, they realize that the fate of womankind hangs in the balance of their friendship. Flash forward 10 years and they're on a mission to save the female species. 

"Lyle and Ashley have a magical ability to tap into the female psyche, and through their own special brand of truth and humor they absolve us of our most humiliating moments," Soloway told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm so excited to godmother this show and bring Lyle and Ashley's fresh take on lady power to MTV."

Feminism is enjoying a huge surge of popularity in both Hollywood and the media right now, and while it gets good lip service through shows like HBO's Girls and Comedy Central's Broad City, MTV's new comedy will reach a younger audience who may not be familiar with feminism—let alone the concept of "second-wave feminism." Hell, maybe even Disney will hop on the bandwagon next. The Feminists of Waverly Place, anyone?

For a sneak peek at the humor you can expect from MTV's new half-hour scripted series, check out Ashley Skidmore and Lyle Friedman's webseries #HotMessMoves. But don't blame us when you get no work done today.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.