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Funny Business: The Fresh Feminism of “Inside Amy Schumer”

Funny Business: The Fresh Feminism of “Inside Amy Schumer”

[Originally hosted at LadyClever.com.] The potty-mouthed, pouty-lipped ladies cracking wry jokes about how lazy, smelly, gross, and generally sleazy they are, wore thin for me just a few disappointing episodes into “Two Broke Girls” and “Whitney”.  As such, I definitely did not expect to dig comedienne Amy Schumer’s new sketch-comedy show, “Inside Amy Schumer”, chalking it up as … Continue reading

Naked Ambition: Is Lena Dunham’s Nudity Liberating or Distracting?

Naked Ambition: Is Lena Dunham’s Nudity Liberating or Distracting?

[LadyClever.com originally hosted this blog.] I’ve been on board throughout Lena Dunham really sticking it to the man on her HBO show Girls this season; intentionally instigating the naysayers by flaunting her “famous” family, disregarding racial quotas, and bearing her breasts and belly shamelessly. [Season two spoiler alert, don’t read on if you’re not caught up to episode five of season two.] … Continue reading

Idiosyncratic It-Girl Zooey Deschanel Fiercely Defends Feminism

Idiosyncratic It-Girl Zooey Deschanel Fiercely Defends Feminism

LadyClever.com hosts the original posting of this article.] Hold on to your peculiar hats manic pixie dreamgirls! Idiosyncratic it-girl Zooey Deschanel rang in the new year by giving the ax to the ol’ ‘adorkable’ act, speaking out in the February issue of Glamour magazine regarding society’s narrow perception that a feminist can’t be, well, feminine. The often out-spoken doe-eyed darling … Continue reading

SNL’s Cheeky Spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 Ad

SNL’s Cheeky Spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 Ad

[Originally posted to Gather.com] This weekend, acerbic sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live took a jab at legendary luxury brand Chanel No. 5’s misguided new ad campaign. The scent’s attempt at subtle sophistication kind of stunk, and the funny franchise got a whiff of a wonderful opportunity for parody. The original ad for the titillating fragrance is titled “There You Are.” Harkening classic … Continue reading

Throwback: The Gen-X Rock of My So-Called Life

Throwback: The Gen-X Rock of My So-Called Life

[For my Redigi Throwback this week, I give props to the Generation-X gem ‘My So-Called Life’.] The demands of school work, hovering parental figures, annoying siblings, finding someone who’ll make out with you today but love you for-ever, and trying to fit in in a cruel world where non-conformity can either be social suicide or a … Continue reading

Throwback: MTV’s Sifl and Olly Show

Throwback: MTV’s Sifl and Olly Show

[This week’s Redigi Throwback is nod to some of my favorite nineties nonsense, Sifl & Olly.] Hear me out on this one. Though, arguably, artists in their own right, MTV’s silly and sardonic sock puppet duo Sifl & Olly also served as one of the last links to real rock (rock!) during the music channel’s … Continue reading