Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gay for Fey?

Last year, Christopher Hitchens wrote a pretty notoriously offensive article in Vanity Fair about why women aren't funny, and why they don't need to be. I was mad because I'm a woman, and I do comedy, and I think I'm funny... and I'm also in love with Tina Fey, and well, she's funny.

And like most of his points I get, and I understand completely - and I'll be honest that when I go places I see men stand out more... but I think there are reasons for that. And, well, I shot back in the best way possible! For an article in a Magazine Writing class... I think I taught Christopher Hitchens a lesson! It was ALSO published in my friend's (and Suffolk's) online paper, The Suffolk Voice and can be found here.

But, this month's issue of Vanity Fair has a retort. And it's featuring funny ladies like Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler (who I don't find funny), Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, etc etc. Maybe it's because I have an incredibly short attention span and too many words throws me off.... but I was bored by the article. Does that make me a bad person? Am I a bad female comedian? Am I bad woman because I was bored by an article about woman being powerful, funny woman.. which is everything I stand for? Maybe I just don't care... or maybe I'm jealous because hearing the words "It's easier for woman to be funny and be in charge" makes me terrified for my future because now I'm just one of the millions.

I don't know. But the behind the scenes video on VF.com is funny... and the pictures are great. I like pictures. My perfume smells good. Oh no! It's raining!

1 comment:

Erin said...

My opinions on this are...complex. Great article!

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