Kathy Lette – Australian icon of comedy, feminism, and television. So many of us remember and love Puberty Blues, a quintessential exploration into the life of Australian teenagers. This time, we spoke with Kathy about what she’s been up to lately. It got intense. Cheryl Akle and Kathy Lette dive into modern feminism, expectations on women, her new book After The Blues, Harvey Weinstein and the importance of the #MeToo movement. It’s a ripper.
Duration: 36 Mins
Kathy Lette is a celebrated and outspoken comic writer who has an inimitable take on serious current issues. She is one of the pioneering voices of contemporary feminism, paving the way for Caitlin Moran and Lena Dunham.
She first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and TV sitcom writer in America and Australia, she’s written 11 international bestsellers in her characteristic witty voice, including Mad Cows, How to Kill Your Husband – and Other Handy Household Hints (staged by the Victorian opera) and The Boy Who Fell to Earth. She is known for her regular appearances on BBC and Sky news programmes. She is an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International, the White Ribbon Alliance and the NAS.
Kathy Lette lives in London with her husband, her autistic son (the actor Julius Robertson) and daughter, and can often be found at The Savoy drinking a cocktail named after her. Kathy is an autodidact (a word she taught herself), but has honorary doctorates from Southampton Solent and Wollongong Universities and a Senior Fellowship from Regent’s College.
Visit her website at www.kathylette.com to read her irreverent blog, and find her on Twitter @KathyLette or Facebook /KathyLetteAuthor