Links: Mohawk Girls

From T’Cha Dunlevy of the Montreal Gazette:

Link: Mohawk Girls creators bid bittersweet farewell to beloved show
“I’m so thrilled to have gone five seasons and been able to explore everything we have explored. It’s really nice to be able to end the show properly, and to close things off. These four characters are like my best friends. The idea that I can’t play with them, and discuss all the issues going on in the community and in my own life, I definitely feel a wistfulness, a sadness about that.” Continue reading.

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Mohawk Girls: ‘You ladies are awesome!’
The characters on Mohawk Girls are a bacchanalian bunch. There’s a lot of drunken revelry.

There is also sensitivity, humour and a kind of honest rawness you rarely see on Canadian drama or comedy. The series has been like that from the start – gutsy, funny and important.

Mohawk Girls (Tuesday, APTN, 8:30 p.m.) now starts its fifth and final season, a triumph for the creators, Tracey Deer and Cynthia Knight, and for APTN. Almost nothing on Canadian TV over the past few years has been as imaginative, as freewheeling and, at times, bizarre. Continue reading.

From Michael Pickard of Drama Quarterly:

Link: Last of the Mohawk Girls
“But we’re excited about the premiere of the final season. A lot of people are talking about diversity. We’re in a new era for wanting to see diverse characters. It’s taken a while to take off but we’re starting to feel like broadcasters are asking for that type of content. We’re at the right time for this show.” Continue reading.

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Mohawk Girls’ Jenny Pudavick previews a final season of repercussions for Bailey
“It was so amazing to have the writers, co-creator/director, producers and stars all be women. When I got pregnant it was the easiest conversation to have with them because I had a 5 week old baby when we started filming Season 4. I told them ‘I’m scared. I don’t know what I need, but I know I’m going to need a lot of support.’ They were with me step by step and supporting me the whole way. They did everything they could to try to make it a super easy experience — though let’s be real it’s never going to be easy with a 5 week old — but they were so supportive. I was really grateful they were all women in that moment.” Continue reading.