By Open Book
Have you noticed women are kicking butt at the box office in comedies this Summer? I know it’s a little early to celebrate but from Bridesmaids, to Horrible Bosses so far so good! Today we are seeing women take traditional to non-traditional roles and putting their own spin on them to combat the “second banana” or “box office poison” phrase attributed to leading ladies in film. So in celebration of Lucille Ball’s birthday we thought we celebrate a couple funny leading ladies who are making a difference. So let’s get started!
Do women need to write their own material for a film to be successful? Maybe! Kristen Wiig of the highly successful film Bridesmaids co-wrote as well as starred in the film. Yet, not every person has that ability. But to change how women are being perceived in Hollywood then this may be a good solution. For me seeing Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses in a role typically given to men was great. Most would have walked away from this role. Here’s what Aniston had to say about taking on such a challenging character.
So what do you think? Can women change Hollywood with comedy?
Please join our discussion Tuesday 8/9/11@7pE/12UTC