Tag Archives: Grace Helbig

Female Friends and Funny

30 Mar

I love “Inside Amy Schumer

One of the things I love about it is that I don’t find all of it funny.

There’s the political stuff that I love. There’s some really funny rape critical stuff, stuff about body shame, stuff about life as a woman.

But then there’s puke stuff. Because some women find puke jokes fucking hilarious. And Amy Schumer is one of those women. I suppose there’s a chance that that material is “whats gonna bring in male viewers” but that’s a lot of pressure to put on one sketch per episode.

Similarly, I love watching Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart riff off each other because they are damn funny women. And because when they aren’t hindered by a studio, or a man breathing down their necks they spend their time trying to make the funniest person they know (each other) laugh harder than they just did.

And that passes the Bechdel test with ease.

Being Ladylike Is Difficult And Completely Overrated

19 May

I feel you Grace, I feel you hardcore.

Fuckin it Up

28 Apr

It took a special kind of guts to be a fuck up as a woman, I thought. To say to hell with being the nice girl, the responsible one, the one who makes sure the man takes care of himself and eats properly and doesn’t take too many drugs. To be just as nihilistic and self-destructive as a man, knowing all along that you’ll get crucified for it, because somehow, the world will make everything your fault. He’ll be a martyr, and you’ll be a succubus. He’ll be a genius and you’ll be a groupie, He’ll be a hero, and you’ll be an ugly fat crack whore who deserves to die.
– Courtney Love (via fuckedonxanax)

Grace Helbig of DailyGrace and now It’sGrace knows what’s up. What I love about her is that she isn’t trying to be a lady. She isn’t concerned with being the responsible one, the one who makes sure the man takes care of himself and eats properly. She’s busy being the main character of her own life, obsessing over cookie flavored creamers and her questionable eye-liner decisions.

She isn’t afraid to be unattractive and the idea of “sexy” is often the butt of a joke.

She doesn’t live to be a part of anyone’s fantasy but her own. She isn’t afraid to be weird or selfish or unattractive. And that takes a special kind of guts that I want to copy. If we want women to start being the stars of their own lives, we need to give them role models who do exactly that.

And don’t ever let anyone tell you representation in media doesn’t matter.