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Despite all this, the West Wing remains somehow unimpeachable television.
In a lot of ways, it is great work; there’re many compelling characters – not all men – scything and at times soaring dialogue, and great stories.
How about that time when handsome liberal hero Sam Seaborn tried to save a high-class escort who was paying her way through law school?
Or when he told a highly qualified blonde lawyer that she “could make a good dog break his leash”?
Also in attendance at the event were Idris Elba, Josh Lucas, Jason Clarke, Katherine Mc Namara, Kaitlyn Dever, Jenna Fisher, Ben Stiller, Aaron Sorkin, Laurie Metcalf, and Melissa Leo.
"He is intrigued by Courtney's wit, while she says Aaron is a great influence on her," a source tells Page Six.
It can be – as it was when I very recently binge-watched the whole lot in about two months – quite a shock to one’s modern feminist sensibilities. Well, there are several, one of which being that even in 1999 it was apparently okay to be colossally misogynist on prime time TV.
Mainly, however, it’s that series auteur Aaron Sorkin has never quite stopped being a big fat sexist, albeit one with a spectacular barber.
Because sometimes, letting Sorkin be Sorkin just isn't good enough.For all the show's erudite moments of chest-thumping righteousness, what about all of those times when President Bartlet talked down to the most senior female member of his administration because she didn’t understand some basic policy issue.Or carpet-bombed her with condescension, like the bombers he so often dispatched did to fictional Islamic countries?What about all those years progressive firebrand Josh Lyman held his smart but ditzy secretary in employment captivity and disregarded all of her opinions, sometimes for the explicit reason that she was a woman?There are, it turns out, quite a few occasions of breathtakingly overt sexism throughout the show.