Actress-producer Pamela Adlon on moving on to better things

Better Things cast (from far left) Pamela Adlon, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward and Mikey Madison at the series' Season 3 premiere in California last month.
Better Things cast (from far left) Pamela Adlon, Hannah Alligood, Olivia Edward and Mikey Madison at the series' Season 3 premiere in California last month.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Mikey Madison (left) is Max, one of three daughters of Sam Fox (played by Pamela Adlon, right) in Better Things.
Mikey Madison (left) is Max, one of three daughters of Sam Fox (played by Pamela Adlon, right) in Better Things. PHOTO: FX

Better Things' actress-producer Pamela Adlon tells how she picked up the pieces when her writing and producing partner Louis C.K. left after being accused of sexual misconduct

In November 2017, when the television network FX cut ties with comedian Louis C.K. after his sexual-misconduct scandal, it was left to Pamela Adlon to make Better Things, the acclaimed series the two of them had created in 2016, on her own.

His admission that he had indecently exposed himself to several women in the comedy world led her to publicly denounce his behaviour as "abhorrent" and side with his accusers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2019, with the headline 'Moving on to better things'. Print Edition | Subscribe