A compelling TV series will always take a thread of truth and weave it into an addictive piece of fiction, and the new series Strife does just that.
The comedic drama series – which is now streaming on Binge – tells the story of an imperfect woman and publisher named Evelyn Jones (played by Asher Keddie), and tracks her journey from lounge-room blogger to becoming a leading force in women's media.
Strife follows Evelyn as she and her small team build the women's website Eve, all while she navigates motherhood, the end of her marriage, public cancellation, and a series of events that can only take place behind the walls of a women's media office.
While Strife and the characters within it are very much works of fiction, many of the storylines that play out in the series are inspired by real-life events.
For example, a storyline where a female candidate in the running to be Australian Prime Minister visits the Eve office is inspired by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard's two visits to the Mamamia office (although in this case, the interviews did not end in her losing the election).
Here are four stories from Strife that were inspired by real events.