Entertainers of the Year: The Cast of Bridesmaids
I love this.
My presentation for Women and Film for Chick Flicks went okay today, but I think I really made my point after we all sat down. Wiig made it clear when this movie came out that she was happy if this movie opened doors for other female writers, but to make a movie with a political point was not her intention. I suggested that her movie being assigned for a chick flick project is probably the opposite of what she wanted.
The only two people who had not seen the movie were the only two straight males in the room, which I think speaks for what kind of disconnect there still is with women being taken, er, seriously in comedy.
In fact, when preparing for the project the guy I was assigned the movie with admitted that he hadn’t seen it before and backed this up with a grin and, “I’m not really into chick flicks, if you couldn’t tell.”
I couldn’t even laugh politely. I didn’t give him a bitch face, either, because really in the grand scheme of things what this bro thought about this film doesn’t mean shit to me, but really? Really?
It’s just disappointing that when the majority of a film’s cast is women it’s labeled as a chick flick. It’s downright disheartening that men decided not to see it, despite the amazing critical acclaim, simply because it was labeled as such.