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HBO’s Silicon Valley: Where the women aren’t

I had the opportunity to see the premiere of the new HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley in, well, Silicon Valley. It was a red carpet night, not just for the stars and producers of the show but also for tech leaders, such as Elon Musk, Mark Pincus and Michael Arrington. Yes, these elites are men. And it’s that gender lens that I was curious about as I shot video on the red carpet, watched the first two episodes in the Fox Theater, and went to the HBO after-party.

I must say, off the bat, that I am rooting for this show. I laughed throughout it, though I admittedly didn’t get all of the insider Valley and programming jokes, which the local tech crowd adored. And some of my favorite comedians are in the show, such as Zach Woods, formerly of The Office. They were all cracking jokes on the red carpet, so I could barely keep my camera steady.

But I just couldn’t get over the show’s representation of women.