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Defying Tradition

By nigahiga349 Oct 20, 2014 499 Words

Daniella Swayne
October 20, 2014
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Article Title: Funny women flourish in female-written comedies What information seems the most important? Note key points mentioned in the article. Call it The "Bridesmaids" Effect: Ever since the R-rated 2011 comedy became a runaway hit … a rash of female-written comedies are enticing viewers with provocative new characters who are more like women we know. "'Bridesmaids' I think opened up a door to allow women to show a bunch of different women in different ways of being funny. Since then, women have been finding a voice in comedy more than ever before. Headland says the new breed of funny female writers arose out of frustration, and feminism Actresses such as Kendrick, Snow, Wilson and others say these new female-created characters look and sound more like actual women they know. "You're not going to solve the problem, but you can start the conversation," Headland said. "I think part of your job, especially as a woman, is to let yourself be a little ugly and to show uglier parts of yourself. That's your job as a female artist." Look at the key points and organize any that are related.

Call it The "Bridesmaids" Effect: Ever since the R-rated 2011 comedy became a runaway hit … a rash of female-written comedies are enticing viewers with provocative new characters who are more like women we know. Headland says the new breed of funny female writers arose out of frustration, and feminism. Actresses such as Kendrick, Snow, Wilson and others say these new female-created characters look and sound more like actual women they know. "You're not going to solve the problem, but you can start the conversation," Headland said. "I think part of your job, especially as a woman, is to let yourself be a little ugly and to show uglier parts of yourself. That's your job as a female artist." "'Bridesmaids' I think opened up a door to allow women to show a bunch of different women in different ways of being funny. Since then, women have been finding a voice in comedy more than ever before. What do the key points in each group have in common? Use that information to determine central ideas. Women acting like women: a, d, e, f

‘The Bridesmaids Effect’ was a relief to many female writers and actresses; they feel like the woman character is now acting how woman actually acts in reality. Finding a voice in comedy: b, c
This effect allowed women to find themselves as comedic characters, and honestly, my personal opinion is that women are taking over the comedy department. Paste your complete summary here before submitting this document: ‘The Bridesmaids Effect’ was a relief to many female writers and actresses; they feel like the woman character is now acting how woman actually acts in reality. This effect allowed women to find themselves as comedic characters, and honestly, my personal opinion is that women are taking over the comedy department.

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