Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo

I was poking around for some good Australian programming and stumbled on a mini series from 2011 called Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo.  Set in the late 70s, it's about a badass woman, Ita Buttrose, who launched a woman's magazine called Cleo a few months before Cosmopolitan was set to launch in Australia.   I guess if I was Australian I would know that Cleo is the shit.

Ita struggles in a world of mid-century minded men who don't seem to get that she's right.  She's always right. 

Ita keeps her face a mask while she is once again dismissed for her lack of testicles.  

Ita keeps her face a mask while she is once again dismissed for her lack of testicles.  

The color pallet is so striking that even when characters are walking down the street or standing around, the tone of the times shines through.