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June 27, 2011 7:05 PM   Subscribe


 
Maybe now all the frustrated femmes who couldn't get into the New Yorker can have their pieces published here.
posted by Renoroc at 7:07 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


The best satire spares no sacred cows... Meghan should not have been the sole voice of reason amongst all of the characters.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:20 PM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


Indigo Girls? Dawson's Creek? Whoever wrote this is older than I am!
posted by KokuRyu at 7:21 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


Did Scott Adams ghostwrite this?
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:25 PM on June 27, 2011 [7 favorites]


Yeah....I don't think we're getting anywhere.
posted by Miko at 7:28 PM on June 27, 2011


I was struggling for the right words and oneswellfoop nailed it.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:28 PM on June 27, 2011


That sure is one bad fake southern accent.
posted by scose at 7:29 PM on June 27, 2011


episode 2 is making me laugh a little more.
posted by Miko at 7:35 PM on June 27, 2011


awwww.... you guys are soooooo serious! what happened? take too many cultural studies classes?
women can be funny too!! this made me laugh and I think I heart Heavy Flo!!!
posted by Bwithh at 7:36 PM on June 27, 2011


episode 3: wait, how did Reba get back in? She was fired.
posted by Miko at 7:36 PM on June 27, 2011


I wonder what the point is - do younger women even talk like this anymore? They did when I was an undergrad 20 years ago, but things appear to be so different now. Case in point: yoga pants.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:37 PM on June 27, 2011


do younger women even talk like this anymore?

It is puzzling. It's like a 40something who interned at BUST during its first year finally got a chance to produce a web series.
posted by Miko at 7:38 PM on June 27, 2011 [4 favorites]


Also, it's just not funny.
posted by emhutchinson at 7:41 PM on June 27, 2011


I'm actually kind of insulted on behalf of every single stereotype they lampooned.

It is puzzling. It's like a 40something who interned at BUST during its first year finally got a chance to produce a web series.

Exactly! I haven't gotten past episode 2, yet. Do they gush about Tom Cruise at some point?
posted by katillathehun at 7:44 PM on June 27, 2011


I should have added a link to the main site. My mistake!

(I thought it was funny).
posted by prefpara at 7:45 PM on June 27, 2011


This sounds like a bunch of people that took classes at UCB that somehow funded a web series.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 7:52 PM on June 27, 2011


I watched all of them and was absolutely amused.
posted by oddman at 7:54 PM on June 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


I really do want to like this, because I'm always always always bitching that there aren't more woman doing ensemble/sketch/improv comedy, etc. And here are a bunch of women doing it, so that's nice to see. But even though some of the women have great timing and do a good job on camera, it's basically taking a perspective that aims to get laughs by laughing at vapid of women, ultimately kind of same old same old. There are lines in here I like, a structure that could really work, some glints of character, but I wish it was more truly incisive. It's suffering from that thing that causes a lot of comedy to limp when it doesn't have to - it doesn't like its own characters.
posted by Miko at 7:57 PM on June 27, 2011 [2 favorites]


I wonder what the point is - do younger women even talk like this anymore? They did when I was an undergrad 20 years ago, but things appear to be so different now. Case in point: yoga pants.

I guess there was more "girl power" in the early 90s (case in point: lillith fair) but I'm sure there were plenty of women back then who would wear yoga pants if they were in style.
posted by delmoi at 8:05 PM on June 27, 2011


Not bad but I think I'll keep reading Cosmotopian instead.
posted by Lorin at 8:13 PM on June 27, 2011


it's basically taking a perspective that aims to get laughs by laughing at vapid of women,
Yeah, I thought so too.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:49 PM on June 27, 2011


I think that all the negative/meh responses to this series is un-feminist.
posted by dagosto at 12:01 AM on June 28, 2011


Can someone photoshop Sylvia and her bucket into a "I haz a bukkit" pic? Thanks.
posted by NoraReed at 4:47 AM on June 28, 2011


I really do want to like this, because I'm always always always bitching that there aren't more woman doing ensemble/sketch/improv comedy, etc. And here are a bunch of women doing it, so that's nice to see.

This might be a good place to ask why do the British have a higher percentage of female comics? I listen to a lot of BBC radio (game shows mostly) and watch a fair number of Brit sit-coms and while the men still outnumber them, there are quite a few females writing and performing comedy. Do the British have a different attitude towards funny women or is it a case of less commercial-driven, more state-funded comedy?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:22 AM on June 28, 2011


Interesting question.
posted by Miko at 6:33 AM on June 28, 2011


So, this is like the Portlandia sketch about the feminist bookstore, but with people from UCB New York? So, it's like... Portlandia, Maine?
posted by running order squabble fest at 10:35 AM on June 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not as funny as I wanted it to be.

But, speaking as someone who used to run into K8 Hardy's art and P5!'s cupcakes on a regular basis, it's not entirely off base. Needs more names that double as secure passwords, though.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 11:04 AM on June 28, 2011


Sure. Call it "Vag." Just realize that most of us will be using the word like you use the word "Dick."
posted by clvrmnky at 12:55 PM on June 28, 2011


??
posted by Miko at 2:12 PM on June 28, 2011


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