Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tina Fey Tuesday

Yes, yes, I realize I’m starting to sound like a broken record. Tina Fey = Tina Awesome. Lather, rinse, repeat. But today I’m all about sharing the Tina love with other hilarious women. You see, Vanity Fair finally rebutted its own beyond insulting essay from January 2007, “Why Women Aren’t Funny.” Whatever you do, don’t read it without blood pressure medication on hand. A year and three months later, the magazine has finally responded to its own outrageous claim with an Annie Leibovitz lensed cover story titled “Who Says Women Aren’t Funny?” Assembled, along with Tina, are some of the hottest (both career-wise and looks-wise, as the article pointedly observes) female comics around. God, there’s not much sexier than a smart, funny woman, is there? Also, how much do I love Amy Poehler copping a feel on the cover? Nice.Now, I really don’t know where this whole “women aren’t funny” bullshit came from. In fact growing up, I didn’t even realize this was a stereotype. I mean, I’d heard about the humorless feminists and uptight schoolmarm types. But all of womankind? None of us are funny? I guess I was just raised in one of those sheltered environment where my parents and friends told me that a woman could be anything she wanted to be, including funny.For a more thorough analysis of the article, check out AfterEllen later today. But for now, can we please just enjoy women being funny with other women? Seriously, I’ve got to Weekend Crush like six of these women immediately.


p.s. How does one become a faux boob tattoo appliquér because this is a job I think I could really excel at?

UPDATE: See the hotness and hilarity in glorious hi-res over at Popbytes.

11 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh, Hell Yeah... I am so going to be buying a copy of this issue for the Amy Poehler "feeling up" Tina Fey alone.

I love a woman with a sense of humor and this issue has so many great, sexy, talented funny women that it should be used to beat anyone who ever says that women aren't funny!

Thanks Dorothy for the heads up!

Slym said...

Amy Poehler needs to be made fucking queen of something. I haven't quite figured out what yet, but she keeps upping her game and even moreso since Tina Fey left.

Fuck she's Queen of SNL right now! She fucking Rocks! I fucking luv her! She fucking deserves more! It's fucking good that she's finally getting some recognition for what she does.

I'll fucking stop now before I get booted, blocked or something!

Anonymous said...

Oh thanks for the heads up! I heart Amy Poehler too...so funny. AND she is a L Word fan with a girl crush on Kate Moennig. How much cooler can she get?

gypsywee said...

All of my favorite ladies in one magazine! I was so happy to see my *pretend* girlfriend, Amy Sedaris, in the mix. Woot! And that Chelsea Lately--what a funny bitch! :D

slacker said...

I'm going to pretend that this is my cultural experience of the year so that way I'm not quite so pervy n' stuff. Even though I'm being pervy n' stuff.

phryneateleusis said...

For the beginning of the brouhaha regarding women and un-funniness, refer to the January 2007 Vanity Fair article where Christopher Hitchens(the drunken bastard) writes the article Why Women Aren't Funny

Amanda said...

I love Sarah Silverman to death. If anyone's seen "The Aristocrats"...she has the best one. ;)

I've never bought this magazine.. or read it.. maybe I will? Curse them...

Amanda

Pyewacket said...

I am for sure getting this issue right along with the rest of the crowd of the girls who love funny, smart and sexy girls. And somebody should have told me long ago that women aren't funny...it would have saved me all that time I wasted on my "take my wife, please" standup routine. I *killed* in my parents' livingroom and family parties. Oh and thanks for including that vid! It is one of the few times I really wished I was a fly on the wall of a photo shoot. And who let that bare-chested guy in? Yuck! Seeing him in the back of the limo with the women was like a bucket of cold water in my lap.

El N said...

Oh yes, I knew it was a good time to cash in those soup labels for a VF sub. Can't wait til mine arrives!

ps. I am Amy Sedaris' baby daddy - that child is gonna be HUGE! We're gonna trade it for a guitar.

dc said...

Ok, love the cover. Love Tina Fey.

But why no Margaret Cho?

tec said...

I have a massive crush on Wanda Sykes. I just want her to sit on my couch and make fun of me all day. Is that fucked up?