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The Soapbox: Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Deal With It

The Soapbox: Women Tell Dirty Jokes, Deal With It
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Dear Variety Columnist Brian Lowry,

You wrote a negative review of Sarah Silverman’s new comedy special, “We Are Miracles,” which aired on HBO Saturday night.

And I get it.

The special felt stale, pointlessly antagonistic, and lacked actual jokes. But worse than the program itself was the bizarrely-gendered language you used to smash it.

The title of your piece, which I can only assume was approved by a Victorian-era ghost, was “Sarah Silverman’s Bad Career Choice: Being as Dirty as the Guys.” In the review, you claim Silverman appeared, “determined to prove she can be as dirty and distasteful as the boys.” Keep reading »

Sarah Silverman Makes Too Many Pottymouth Jokes For A Lady, Says Variety Reviewer

  • A Variety reviewer of Sarah Silverman’s upcoming HBO comedy special objected to the amount of dirty jokes she tells. Gasp! Dirty jokes, you say! Brian Lowry mentioned Silverman’s “looks” as a “career-friendly gift” and then lamented the comedian feels she needs to “prove she can be as dirty and distasteful as the boys.” When did the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey start writing etiquette tips for gentle young ladies in Variety?   [The Wire]
  • “Orange Is The New Black” actress Uzo Aduba has spoken out about Julianne Hough’s blackface Halloween costume as her character Crazy Eyes. “I think maybe it was an unfortunate event, but she apologized and I feel like we can all move on,” said Aduba. [E! Online] Keep reading »

Amy Poehler Makes A Speech, Proves How Awesome She Is Yet Again

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What’s not to love about Amy Poehler? She’s smart, sassy, and oh-so-funny. Here, Amy accepts the Variety Power of Comedy Award from Will Farrell and shows the world why she’s managed to earn so much acclaim and adulation. [NYMag.com]

90210 Spin-Off Not Going To Be As Awesome As We Envisioned

Well, clearly the producers of the recently announced 90210 spin-off haven’t had a chance to read our perfectly outlined concept for their show. Variety now has details on the project, which sadly does not include Guidance Counselor Valentine, Principal Sanders, or school nerd Hannah Zuckerman. Lame! That said, as opposed the original series’ all-white cast, the spin-off already has an African-American character and a character of Middle-Eastern descent, not to mention a “wannabe socialite who hosts her own YouTube series” named Silver. As in…David Silver?! One can hope! [Variety] Keep reading »

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