Charles "Chic" Eglee and I met about 12 years ago at a little, long-gone trattoria called Pan e Vino. Back then, he was executive producing the wildly popular Jessica Alba series, Dark Angel, and I was a struggling single mother with big dreams of becoming a New York Times bestselling author. Well, I made good on my dreams shortly after he and I met, and Chic went on to serve as Executive Producer on shows like The Shield, Dexter, and The Walking Dead. For me, however, his most important role is that of friend. Chic is a real one. Over the past decade, he and I have stayed in touch and Chic has always been there, watching me grow, learn, and transform into the woman I am today. He is the friend who always needs to know where you live, all your phone numbers, and current email addresses. He always knows where I am, and there is something very comforting about that. There is something very comforting about Chic.
So, when I invited Chic to The G3 Podcast, I knew exactly what I wanted to talk to him about. Based on prior private conversations, I knew Chic had and has a very insightful view on patriarchy and what he calls, "Venus envy." He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and he has a lot to say. So, for this episode, I wanted to give my conscious listeners something to chew on. I wanted to give women and men a different perspective and do so with the help of a man who has done his homework.
There are less jokes and cackles in this episode because everything can't be a gag all the damn time. Some times, you need a good talking to and this conversation is it. Catch the gems in this episode and take note of Chic's reading list, which you will find below. Pay attention; this podcast episode can send you on a journey of exploration and discovery.
Enjoy getting to know Chic Eglee––he's a good person to know.