Pop-Culture | Posted by Liz P on 05/11/2011

Bridesmaids: Not Your Average Wedding Movie

One of the benefits of going to a college at large, urban campus is that we fairly often get cool free previews of things. My freshman year I went to a free advanced screening of Role Models (hilarious) and last year I went to a one for She’s Out of my League (waste of time). And I recently got to see Bridesmaids! Since it doesn’t come out until Friday (May 13), this was pretty exciting.

I was su-huper excited to see Bridesmaids; I do usually enjoy Judd Apatow movies and all the lead actresses are some of my faves. And honestly I was interested in seeing how the Judd Apatow formula would work with an all-female cast. I mean, this is the director/producer who basically invented the current bro-comedy …

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Articles | Posted by Julie Z on 04/20/2011

An Interview with Glennis McMurray

Glennis McMurray is the founder and editor of the website, G.L.O.C. (TheGLOC.net) the first large-scale blog by and for all the Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy. Glennis is a seasoned musical improvisor having started and starred in the acclaimed I Eat Pandas (Time Out New York Critics Pick, ECNY Award-winner: Best Improv Group). She can now be seen performing with the NY cast of Baby Wants Candy every Saturday night at the SoHo Playhouse. In January 2011, her solo musical Disco Balls: Into the Light debuted at the Charleston Comedy Festival, and she was recently seen as Coach Betts in Half Straddle’s production of In The Pony Palace/Football at the Bushwick Starr. In addition to the two variety shows she produces, Dream Role and Supercream Supreme!, Glennis can

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 12/25/2010

Saturday Vids: In Honor of Christmas, Jews and Bill Nighy

I didn’t commemorate Hanukkah so I’m just going to go ahead and honor all holiday festivities right here, right now.

“A Public Service Announcement not approved by AJWS” created by Judd Apatow.

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/15/2009

They tried that in the 90′s

My So Called Life stars Claire Danes and Jared Leto, who I used to be in love with but then completely lost interest in after learning that he fronts 30 Seconds to Mars. My So Called Life follows your everyday 15-year-old-girl as she tries to figure out what the hell she’s doing. 

The pilots are both below. While I don’t think either of these shows necessarily have feminist agendas, I think they’re honest. And I always like to give solutions to the problems I complain about so I feel better about 500+ words of whining. 

 

 

 

 

Freaks and Geeks
 

My So Called Life

Thoughts? Reactions?

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Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/10/2009

finally a feminist Judd Apatow

I always feel guilty when I watch Judd Apatow movies. It is true that they can be ridiculously funny. Knocked Up kept me laughing the entire time, even if the birth scene scarred me for life and inspired me to go on an anti-reproducing rampage (I wish I were kidding.) The thing is…they’re pretty sexist. I say that like it’s an original idea — no, no I’m pretty sure everybody has noticed.

 

In Knocked Up, the most developed character is Debbie, the sister of Katherine Heigl’s character. And by developed I mean stereotypical nagger who is manipulative, evil and one main goal in life is to oppress her husband and make him miserable. Interesting sidenote: Apatow cast his own wife, Leslie Mann, in this role. As for Katherine Heigl’s character …

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