Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence
This book offers a critical response to one of the most talked about shows in television history. Leading scholars and writers dissect the appeal of Desperate Housewives, tapping into early reactions and controversy. They consider the American sex wars, contemporary feminism, Republican politics and the rise of the Right, gender and femininity, motherhood and marriage. Includes an episode guide, tracing all those goings-on beyond that white picket fence.