Netflix has some great female actresses that challenge gender stereotypes on a daily basis in their great series and movies. Here are some of the best Netflix female stars and where to watch them on the platform.
Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda stars alongside Lily Tomlin in a hilarious Netflix show that touches on family, getting old and how two all-American ladies struggle with age and the issues that come with that. Jane Fonda stars as Grace, a posh and perfect lady who will do everything in her power to deny the fact that she is now a pensioner. Alongside the complete opposite Frankie, who is a free-loving hippie they launch a female sex toy aimed at older ladies after their husbands declare that they love each other and plan to get married to each other.
Amy Poehler – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp
Based on the 2001 film of the same name, Wet Hot American Summer is the Netflix adaption. The show stars some famous faces but the most hilarious of all is none other than Amy Poehler. The show is set across eight episodes with a comedic yet satirical story about eight teens who aren’t actually teens that return to camp after years of being away. The teens get up to all sorts of teenage nonsense with Amy trying to get a stage show going in the most ridiculous ways possible.
Taylor Schilling – Orange is the New Black
While Orange is the New Black has a range of lovable cast members now, the original show was actually all about Taylor Schilling’s character Piper. She turned herself in for her crimes after feeling guilty after coming clean and settling down in life. Piper is arrested and taken into Litchfield Penitentiary where her adventures as an all-American woman slowly take a dark turn as prison is not for the weak hearted.
Ellie Kemper – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ellie Kemper is known for her roles on The Bridesmaids and The Office and went on to star in a very popular series on Netflix about Kimmy Schmidt, an American mole woman who escapes a doomsday cult after being kidnapped as a child. She now needs to make a living in New York with no knowledge and experience about the world around her and how things work.
Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones
Kyrsten Ritter stars as Jessicas Jones, a series based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name. Jessica Jones is a former superhero who opens a detective agency after a tragic end to her superhero career. The spin here is that Jessica Jones’ agency deals with cases around remarkable people and abilities in New York City. Kyrsten does a great job bringing Jessica Jones to life with her cold personality and harsh attitude.