Summer Movies 2011: Women Behaving Badly!

BridesmaidsAs the summer moviegoing season gets into full swing this second weekend of May, and the Bridesmaids arrive, we're noticing a certain trend this time around…which is, 'hey funny men, move over, the ladies of comedy have arrived, and we aren’t about to make any apologies for our bad behavior and foul-mouthed antics.' In a summer full of testosterone-filled spectacles and superhero movies, a few brave women are going head to head at the box office with their riff on a usually male-dominated genre--the gross-out comedy.

On the heels of the openings of women-centric films like Something Borrowed and Jumping the Broom, Bridesmaids could have been categorized as just another rom-com about the biggest day in a girl's life. But the film tackles the drama that accompanies being a bridesmaid while managing to do what most other female-driven comedies have not been able to achieve- it's actually very funny. Written by SNL alum (and headliner) Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the duo has taken the traditional wedding movie and turned it on its stale, formulaic head. They have given a cast of funny females free rein to behave badly, and not feel bad about doing it.
Could it be the beginning of a new trend? If Cameron Diaz's Bad Teacher has anything to say about it, that's an affirmative. Next month, Diaz stars as a gold-digging, cursing, sexually promiscuous queen of higher education.  And judging by the red band trailer, the over-the-top raunchy comedy about finding love without all the cheese could be one more refreshing change to the tired chick flick, comedy paradigm. What do you think? Ready for more of these types of movies? Should the men be the only ones having fun while acting crazy? Comment below and let us know!
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