‘We invoked Shakespeare’: Kates McLennan and McCartney on explaining Australian swearing to Amazon

“Cunt” is not a word that Americans bandy about lightly. So when Amazon gave the green light to Australian comedy writers Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney to start work on their “feminist noir comedy” series Deadloch, it was clear that they would have to convince the US media giant on a key part of the Australian vernacular.

It led to a document that McLennan and McCartney call “The Cunt Manifesto”.

“It was quite controversial,” says McCartney. “It was a real talking point. We all had a hand in creating this document that had footnotes and citations, where we explained the…

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