Feminism in the Netflix series “Dynasty”

Fallon Carrington is the 4th generation of the Carrington Dynasty, a wealthy family of business owners and billionaires. Like her father and his father, Fallon is a wealthy CEO and businesswoman who puts her entire life into her work. Because she is the star of the show, we see the role of a woman in power in every episode. The video is a series of clips of Fallon showing her making deals, competing with other business people, and clips of others doubting her talents and capabilities. As intelligent as Fallon is about business, she is often undermined simply because she is a woman and because she was born into it. Many investors and big name businesses doubt her expertise and make it really difficult to make deals with her. Others admire her fire and trust her as a partner. Fallon is super competitive, even with her own family, and always works to get what she wants. She does this in an honest but intense way since she’s so used to seeing her father go to extreme and sometimes even illegal lengths to get what he wants. In the video we see she is typically up against other men (or her father) while making deals or settling them, and she is usually doubted by them on her first approach. A lot of CEO and other higher level business positions tend to be held by men, and always were in previous times. I’d say Fallon’s drive comes from being doubted so much and from being in a position not many other women have or are successful in, it fuels her fire and she guns for what she wants so much harder. She loves to prove others, especially misogynistic men within the same field and her father, wrong. In the first clip we see Fallon sitting at a table across from her father, surrounded by what we can assume to be investors/lawyers/businessmen, all male. She is the only woman at the table, and still succeeds in her pitch. The clip at 3:38 shows Fallon and Jeff Colby discussing their business plans to beat her father. Her father tells Jeff that he has no experience, but Fallon is quick to chime in that she does. Another scenario of two businessmen, but the successful one in this specific case being Fallon. I admire how Fallon still says Carrington is “her name” to her father knowing he is where she got it from and just doesn’t pay any mind to when he reminds her of it. She works hard to remind people that she is Fallon, not just a “Carrington.” In society we don’t see many women filling the spots of what used to be considered a “man’s job.” It’s improved since then for sure, and we’ve gotten better at not referring to them as men’s jobs, but I personally couldn’t name that many CEO’s who are women, especially not in TV shows or films. Dynasty gives consistent representation to women who own businesses and power without it being handed to them. Although Fallon was born into a rich family, she is always competing with them to be successful the right way and has learned most of the things she knows about the industry on her own. It’s easy to admire such a girlboss like Fallon who thrives on being doubted by the patriarchy, but it’s even easier to respect her for it. She’s an excellent example for young women to do whatever it is they love no matter who tells them they aren’t cut out for it.