The video below? Watch it right now. Laugh with me.
My jaw dropped. I smiled. I giggled. I cringed remembering the awkward in-school assembly for girls only.
But then I resumed laughing and pressed Replay.
She was great!
For me, these were the highlights.
Second, Hannah in the Garden of Eden. From the first “Adam?” this is gold.
What did you think?
There is no shortage of strong female characters on television right now. Actresses normally associated with film are appearing on the small screen for the cost of basic cable – Zooey Deschanel and Kat Dennings, I’m looking at you.
Even better, talented young women like Lena Dunham have taken the reins behind the scenes too.
Here is my rundown of four of these female lead shows:
Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23
@katespencer’s post about the awesome Kristen Stewart and the hate that gets thrown at her for not being what people want or expect got me thinking.
I was a girl who liked pink. OK, I loved it. Pink outfits, pink bedding, all of it.
It’s probably for the best that the whole “Princess” and “Diva” phenomena didn’t exist when I was a kid. I’m not sure I would have managed to avoid it — or even wanted to.
Sometimes I’d hear an adult describe my awesome childhood best friend as a tomboy. She was more athletic than me. Cooler than me too, I’d like to note.
I was “girly” doing “girly” things like cheerleading, dancing and following godawful hair trends of the late 80s and early 90s.
My parents were pretty traditional then. Mom still has her moments. For example, telling me “ladies don’t drink beer” in the presence of a woman, such as her sister-in-law, actively enjoying a beer. It’s a miracle Mom’s never been punched.