Seriously, what are the chances?
Adam McKay, Will Ferrell‘s writing partner in Hollywood who wrote the SNL sketch in which Ferrell’s fumbling W. gives Fey’s flirty Palin an endorsement, tells Vanity Fair: “It is the most ridiculous, borderline-dangerous thing that the Republican vice-presidential nominee happened to look like the funniest woman working in America. What if the next Republican presidential nominee looks exactly like Seth Rogen?”
For the record, Tina Fey doesn’t think her Palin impersonations were sexist. She thinks the accusations of the skits being sexist are what’s sexist.
Wait, let her explain. After she saw a TV entertainment reporter say that Palin had been gracious toward Fey, but Fey hadn’t been gracious toward Palin, she told Maureen Dowd in the Vanity Fair article:
]]>“What made me super-mad about it was that it seemed very sexist toward me and her. The implication was that she’s so fragile, which she is not. She’s a strong woman. And then, also, it was sexist because, like, who would ever go on the news and say, ‘Well, I thought it was sort of mean to Richard Nixon when Dan Aykroyd played him,’ and ‘That seemed awful mean to George Bush when Will Ferrell did it.’ And it’s like, No, that’s not the thing. This is a comedy sketch on a comedy show.” “Mean,” we agreed, was a word that tends to get used on women who do satirical humor and, as she says, “gay guys.”
“I feel clean about it,” she says. “All these jokes were fair hits.”
What do you think? Did Fey’s skits play fair? Were they too mean? Was it sexist?
And was "30 Rock" star Tina Fey in some way responsible for the outcome of the election?
If so, where do we send flowers?
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