This One Goes Out to the Ladies: Judd Apatow and Kristen Wiig collab on new comedy, Bridesmaids

by Intern Julie

Dude-comedy maverick, Judd Apatow, recently announced he’ll be producing a comedy by women. Bridesmaids is written by SNL’s Kristen Wiig and The Groundling’s Annie Mumolo and is a veritable who’s-who of tv’s comediennes; with a line-up featuring Maya Rudolph (SNL), Ellie Kemper (The Office), Rose Byrne (The Damages), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!’s) and Melissa McCarthey (The Gilmore Girls), as the pack of zany gal-pal bridesmaids along for the wild wedding ride.

After facing a little criticism about the lack of women POV or female characters in his movies, Apatow’s new female-focused comedy is refreshing and looks pretty fucking funny. How will this stack up to Natalie Portman’s pre-production female-stoner com Best Buds? I don’t know, but maybe a little competition will encourage Apatow and his bestman, Seth Rogen, to spice things up in the bud-comedy realm. Bridesmaids is a good first step off the sexist-comedy path, Apatow, let’s hope for more lady-collabs in your future. 

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