Perhaps seeking to fill the gaping hole Gossip Girl will leave in all our hearts when it goes off the air, Mila Kunis is executive producing a new project for The CW called Meridian Hills. But if you’re hoping for an even sluttier, west coast version of the famed teen dramedy, you’re in for a disappointment. You’ve had your fun. This series is about feminism (or as they called it in the ’70s, “women’s lib”), and it’s going to be way edu-taining.
According to Deadline, the series will follow a well-to-do young woman who “joins the Junior League, discovering an eclectic group of other young women who become unlikely allies in her quest to change the system.” It’s set in “a boozy Midwest country club” in 1972, surely a hot bed of political radicalism. Among other things, it will detail the long, ultimately unsuccessful process of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, and it’s going to be co-produced by Party Of Five co-creator Chris Keyser, so you know it’s going to be chock full of historically accurate makeout scenes and double crossings.
For those naysayers who think Mila Kunis an unreliable source of accurate information on feminist history, might I remind you that she played Jackie on That ’70s Show for a good eight years, which is basically like going to college and majoring in “the ’70s” twice in a row. Mila isn’t slated to have an onscreen role on the show, but nobody has explicitly denied Ashton Kutcher having one yet, so I’m assuming he will play the main character.