The New Yorker has a profile on Anna Faris, but it’s more about how awful Hollywood is. It’s pretty much irredeemable. I don’t know what to say beyond “blegh”.
Something to keep in mind here is how the movie Precious was made. The only best picture nominee of the last couple of years with a minority cast was financed by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry. Without their financial backing, there’s a large chance that Precious isn’t made at all. Likewise, most changes for women will occur with women in influential positions and backing stories that feature women in better roles.
With all that said, you should purchase a ticket to this movie. Take your friends to see this movie. Bros, take your ladies to see this movie (especially if you dragged her to Hall Pass). It is going to be very good. Kristen Wiig wrote the script. I don’t expect Hollywood to change, but it would be nice if this movie made tons of money.
Anna Faris has said this shit over and over again. “The House Bunny” was supposed to be a different film, completely different film, that actually might have been funny and not another slap in the face to women who don’t idolize chicks who move to Hollywood and make a living blowing 80 year-old men.
So please listen to the call to action above. Wiig wrote it, Feig directed and this move will be a classic. Support it now. Prove the industry wrong - BECAUSE IT IS. Hollywood is clueless. They repeatedly make claims about what we all find funny, what we want to watch and what we hate and guess what - THEY ARE WRONG. They are losing money. They are losing fans. We are going digital not because of convenience but from sheer boredom at what is at out multiplexes.
This is the only comedy film this summer that was written by a woman and stars a fleet of talented and fucking hilarious women. Let’s do the right thing and prove to Hollywood what they should have already noticed from TV. Women are in fact funny and we would love that to be showcased on the big screen.
*still trying to write the necessary women comedy