" I've always wanted to write complex roles for women, ever since I saw the series ”Rock follies” in the seventies. It was a revelation. It was the first time I saw women who had to swear and behave badly, " says the british dramadrottningen Sally Wainwright on a brief visit to Göteborg, sweden, to inspire the nordic world during the filmfestivalens branschdagar.
”Scott & Bailey” and ”Happy valley”, she has created a realistic småstadsdramer from the north of England with women at the centre. Even wainwright's a little more light-hearted relationship drama ”Our big love”, as well as the other sent by the SVT has received a lot of audience appreciation for its everyday depiction of love in life's autumn.
" I want to primarily entertain the audience, but to do that, people must really buy it to write. You need to get the stories to feel real and authentic, it is absolutely crucial, " says Wainwright.
”Our big love”, which is all about love in life's autumn, she found at home.
"When my mother became a widow of seventy, and moved home to me and my husband so, she happened to meet an old ungdomsvän and became blixtkär, so the series is a bit therapeutic," she laughs.
also a personal connection. Both ”Scott & Bailey” and ”Happy valley,” based to a large extent, from two different female polisveteraner, Lisa and Diane, as she learned to know and are inspired by the cases that the two women have worked with over the years.
– I have received a lot of criticism for the violence against women in ”Happy valley” – and it was quite tedious to write also – but, for example, when Catherine in ”Happy Valley,” will be beaten by the kidnappers, she tries to seize in the first season, so it is actually directly taken from reality. Lisa has been just as badly injured himself in the job, several times.
proudly she also received a lot of praise for both series depict police work in an authentic way, but also, inter alia, to the main character in ”Happy valley” is a regular patrolling landsortskonstapel in uniform and it is not – as often otherwise, – if the high-ranking polisinspektörer in costumes.
" It has been important to me to not glorify anything. I have learned a lot myself about the policing of it that I find it difficult to see most of the detective novel today. I see just a bunch of bureaucratic errors and other mistakes. For example, there are no pretty kvinnolik, that we often see in the tv series, in reality all murder victims absolutely terrible.
some of us in the tv audience is eagerly waiting for a third season of ”Happy valley,” has Sally Wainwright has taken a much-needed polispaus and taken the opportunity to write a hot kostymdrama if a lesbian pioneer who was active in the early 1800s in wainwright's home town in West Yorkshire.
Suranne Jones, who plays a one part of the duo in ”Scott & Bailey”, also starring as Anne Lister in the new series with the title of ”Gentleman Jack”, which debuts on HBO later in the spring. Wainwright fell like a statue of Anne Lister when she read her extensive diaries, part of which is written in the codes and that required a pretty advanced detective work:
" She is a fantastic and complex character; an adventurer, traveler, philanthropist, entrepreneur and also an incredible athlete. She was the hub of the secret queerliv, when there was hardly any language, for women's love for each other. She married to, and with, of course, in secret, with a woman. That kind of courage is very inspiring, " she says.
" The big challenge for me to shift from the present to the past was to get the script to feel alive. There is a special ”kostymdramastil” in british tv, on the BBC, which is very rigid and archaic, and I desperately wanted to avoid to get caught in the trap.