Friday, April 25, 2008

Who says feminists aren't funny?  

Two famous women that I adore: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Hilarious (catch them on SNL and you will piss yourself), beautiful, smart, out-spoken, talented, and... proud feminists! These two wonderful women are a prime example that women are funny, and feminists do have a sense of humor. Their new movie is now out, "Baby Mama," and I really can't buy my tickets soon enough. It's one of the first comedies in years to present a plot that revolves around the pairing of two women. And with the main character as a single woman who decides to have a baby, it challenges the "traditional" gender roles and familial structures. From an article in Salon:

"What's nice about 'Baby Mama,'" said Poehler, "is, and I don't know if we necessarily, collectively decided for this to happen or not, but that as the movie goes on, our characters have to depend less and less on the men in the film." Angie decides to move on from a man who is holding her back, and in doing so realizes that she is happier on her own. "Tina's character," said Poehler, "is ready to start a family with or without a husband, which is, one could argue, maybe a different kind of story."

Read that entire interview in Salon, and you will fall in love with them. Poehler also discusses her and Tina's roles on Saturday Night Live, and how the stereotype that SNL is a "boys club" was truly abolished when Tina Fey became their first female head writer. Honestly, who better to write for SNL than the incredibly sharp, witty, and cynical Tina?

And for those of you who don't know, Amy Poehler has been splitting sides with her hysterical impression of Hillary Clinton.

Poehler told Salon: "There are so many women to play. So many strong women in politics and entertainment and in positions of power that you get to impersonate, it's really cool."

I don't think I need to further convince you how awesome these ladies are. Don't miss "Baby Mama." With Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, I can't imagine it being anything short of hilarious.

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