I like books with women main characters more than those with men MCs. Not sure why. Neither of the likely reasons apply. I like being tall, big, male; I’ve no desire to change genders. I am also strictly straight; men’s bodies don’t appeal to me. So there’s no wish-fulfillment working; women’s stories just interest me more.
I suspect it has something to do with the three fems I’ve known and lost: a very dear childhood friend, my infant daughter with a heart problem, and my wife who had cancer. In stories I can find them again.
There are two TV shows I’m enjoying now which you might also enjoy. Both have appealing characters with interesting problems. Both are extraordinarily beautiful in their city exteriors and the interiors and the fashions they inhabit.
In the first episode of Younger 40-year-old Liza (Sutton Foster) attempts to get a job in the field of her dreams: publishing, but has to start at the bottom, which proves difficult for a woman of her age. During her hunt, she meets Josh (Nico Tortorella), a 26-year-old tattoo artist who thinks that they are about the same age. Maggie (Debi Mazar), Liza’s best friend, comes up with the idea of giving Liza a makeover in order to pass her off as a 26-year-old. Now she just has to make sure no one discovers her secret. Also stars Hilary Duff, Miriam Shor, and Peter Hermann.
The Bold Type is centered around three friends – Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee), and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) – who all work for Scarlet, a global women’s magazine. The show explores their outrageous lives in New York City as they learn to find their own voices and explore their sexuality, identity, love, and fashion.