“[Patty] doesn’t want anyone around her. Her clothes, her hair, and her makeup are like, ‘Don’t come near me, you’re too close already, stay back.’ All she’s doing is trying to get you to believe that she’s not got this heart of gold.” —Mary Hollis Inboden
For years, misogyny in sitcoms have been buried under laugh tracks, and deadbeat husbands use superficial charm to get their wives to wait on them hand and foot—putting sitcom women’s own aspirations on the back burner.
Kevin Can F**k Himself, starring Annie Murphy and Mary Hollis Inboden, is a show that’s turning the sitcom stereotype on its head—and forcing viewers to look beyond the laughter and see the societal problems hidden underneath the comedy.
Listen in as we chat with Mary Hollis about her character Patty’s transformation through the season, what it’s like working on a show that alternates between single and multi camera setups, and dramatic shifts in tone, and her on and offscreen love for Annie Murphy.