Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Is This Thing On?
I read this post about the statistics of women in film and thought of the Emily Glassberg Sands hub bub from a while back. I wondered how these film statistics compared to the theater. I imagine some of them, like how many women are scantily clad on stage as compared to men, are immeasurable unless you narrow the pool to, say, Broadway or something.
There was also this post on Jezebel yesterday about how high the stakes are for movies like Bridesmaids and What's Your Number? to actually be funny, because the truth is that studios are kind of taking a chance on them. Or so they think. if they don't perform well the execs are much less likely to green light more women centered comedies. On television we have 30 Rock but the truth is, that show, though critically acclaimed, isn't really a hit ratings-wise.
There's still a pervasive notion that women aren't funny for some reason. As a fan of lady comedians and as somebody who loves women centered comedy, I don't know how that could possibly be.
What's the deal?