For our Comedy Issue, our writers covered comedic TV shows and films that resonated with them and that made an impact in film culture.

Fearing the Unknown: or how I learned to stop worrying and have Melissa McCarthy slap some sense in to me “Bridesmaids” (2011)

The first time I watched “Bridesmaids” (2011) I remember laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe, specifically during the bathroom scene where the pristine atmosphere of a dress store filled with … Continue reading Fearing the Unknown: or how I learned to stop worrying and have Melissa McCarthy slap some sense in to me “Bridesmaids” (2011)

The Office: A Comedy of Love

There is a rare moment of character revelation, in the popular American sitcom (first adapted from the original British show) The Office, when Michael Scott, says this about Pam, the … Continue reading The Office: A Comedy of Love

BEND AND SNAP: works every time “Legally Blonde” (2001)

Elle Woods spent so much of her life playing by the rules that had been laid out for her, bending under the weight of what society wanted her to be. Until finally, she snapped and became who she wanted herself to be. For generations, women have been bending under societal pressures and conforming to the rules men have laid out for them, until they all finally snap and start walking their own path in life, and that’s when we all truly shine. Because if there’s one thing that we all learned from “Legally Blonde”, it’s that the “Bend and Snap” works every time.

Chosen “Family”

There is nothing that is considered normal. These are the words that I repeated to myself throughout middle school. In recent years, we have had a sea of coming-of-age stories … Continue reading Chosen “Family”

“Girls Trip” – A Dose of Black Girl Magic

When one discusses female comedy films, invariably “Bridesmaids” (2011) and “Mean Girls” (2004) are mentioned. This is not it. “Girls Trip” (2017) is new and different. There is the usual … Continue reading “Girls Trip” – A Dose of Black Girl Magic

“Clueless” broke down barriers and paved the way for today’s comedies

I was talking with a male friend of mine, who worked as an actor, and he gave me a strange remark regarding comedy scenes with women. “It’s hard for me … Continue reading “Clueless” broke down barriers and paved the way for today’s comedies

“Booksmart”: Class of Gen Z

When you say coming-of-age film, your mind is instantly drawn to cult classics like “Breakfast Club” (1985), “Pretty in Pink” (1986), “Clueless” (1995), and “The Princess Diaries” (2001). Not stories … Continue reading “Booksmart”: Class of Gen Z

Cinema Femme’s Comedy Issue — Editor’s Letter

With our fifth issue, the Comedy issue, we wanted to honor and celebrate iconic films and TV shows that have changed the face of comedy. There has been so many … Continue reading Cinema Femme’s Comedy Issue — Editor’s Letter