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Mindy Kaling on Women in Romantic Comedies

Well Said: Mindy Kaling on Women in Romantic Comedies


"Why do all the women have to be klutzes? All these pretty women with no discernible flaws, so let's make them a klutz! Or what about all the skinny women shoving food in their mouth on dates? It would be so much funnier if the women weren't skinny. That's a great Onion headline: 'Actual Fat Woman Shoves Food in Her Mouth in Romantic Comedy.' "

— The Office actress and writer Mindy Kaling finally says what we've been thinking about female leads in romantic comedies. Maybe a swipe at Tina Fey's portrayal of Liz Lemon, too?

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snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
i agree, BUT there are many girls out there who don't see that carrie is flawed. there are lots of girls who are either neurotic and self-centered as carrie who relate with her, but don't realize that not everything about her is good. or they just don't notice. basically, all i'm saying is that i think a lot of times, female leads are "made" to be like "normal" women...neurotic, klutzy, boy crazy, co-dependent, etc., because the type of women who like those kinds of movies are either similar or smart enough to realize that it's unrealistic and slightly annoying. i'm glad she said this. it's sad but true.
nylorac nylorac 6 years
umm excuse my grammar in above post...
nylorac nylorac 6 years
Agreed spacekatgal! I thought Carrie was definitely past neurotic and on near-certifiably bat sh*t crazy. I think my ideal FRL (Female Romantic Lead) is along the same lines as Andy in The Devil Wears Prada. For one thing, she eats (at least in the beginning of the novel/movie)!
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