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I recently started watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. I have never been into series but I am in love with this show. Created by Tina Fey it lives up to it’s assumed humor. This show is a show I hope every American can watch and realize how, although it is meant to seem outrageous, true her stories are. Specifically this show rings true the stories of women who are victimized and then publicized. This show lightly pokes fun at an area of our society that needs some serious work. I highly suggest watching this show. Just the intro song alone is perfect. After you watch you will understand this picture below.
Since seeing that Tina Fey was the creator, I googled her and found nothing short of what I thought. Tina has subtly been hinting at her thoughts about women in our society for a long time. Some of the most iconic movies of my time are nothing short of feminist films, masked with comedy: Mean Girls and Baby Mama being the first two that come to mind . Comedy is the spoonful of sugar that helps the truth go down.
In multiple interviews of Tina that I read online, when asked why she enjoys portraying women who work in the porn and stripping, she says she does so because she wants to portray how grim that industry is and how the discomfort of acting out those situations makes her laugh. I think Tina’s approach is more impactful than she knows. Women who come forward with a very serious approach to “our issues” are more often than not received badly by men and women. I don’t understand it but I know it is true. Tina has the ability to shine the light on “our issues” in a way that allows many more people to hear her.
Here are some quotes from Tina so we can get to know her a little better.
“I love to play strippers and to imitate them,” says Fey. “I love using that idea for comedy, but the idea of actually going there? I feel like we all need to be better than that. That industry needs to die, by all of us being a little bit better than that.” – Tina Fey Vanity Fair Interview
“I am obsessed with things like strippers and Playboy Playmates. I’m obsessed with portraying that as how grim I think it is. My friend Stephnie Weir did the best version of a sketch that I was always figuring out how to do. She did it perfectly, playing a stripper at a bachelor party who had to bring her kid because the babysitter fell through. The discomfort of that really makes me laugh.” – Tina Fey IMDB.com
“The cover story of New York Magazine this week is “Baby Panic”. This goes perfectly with the other magazines on my coffee table – “Where Are The Babies?” (US), “Why Haven’t You Had A Baby?” (People) and “For God’s Sake Have A Baby” (Time). Thanks, Time magazine, this is just what I need – another article so depressing that I can actually hear my ovaries curling up.” – Tina Fey IMDB.com
“Mary Tyler Moore was a working woman whose story lines were not always about dating and men. They were about work friendships and relationships, which is what I feel my adult life has mostly been about.” – Tina Fey IMDB.com
“[on Paris Hilton] She’s a piece of shit. The people at Saturday Night Live were like, “Maybe she’ll be fun, maybe she won’t take herself so seriously”. She takes herself so seriously! She’s unbelievably dumb and so proud of how dumb she is. She looks like a tranny up close . . . Also, you would walk down the hall and find what just looked like nasty wads of Barbie hair on the stairs . . . Her hair is like a Fraggle” – Tina Fey IMDB.com (lol this one made me LOL)
“I’m not that good looking… nobody is that good looking. I have seen a lot of movie stars and maybe four are amazing looking. The rest have a team of gay guys who make it happen.” – Tina Fey IMDB.com
Tina Fey is a wonder woman, never crippling under the Patriarchy of our society. I love her humor and smart wit. She is a woman I would love to spend a night out with. She is the ideal girl friend to go have a drink with. I would give anything to see how she handles rude boys and their pick-up lines. I officially have another thing to add to my bucket list: A night at the bar with Tina Fey.
Tina, thanks for being funny and smart and an awesome role model for women everywhere.
Be able to laugh at yourself but don’t take any shit.