When I am having trouble with romance, the first place I head is the bookstore. Is he standing outside your door right now despite the restraining order? Ladies, we need to get married, stat, and who better to help us than a variety of marginal celebrities, weirdos and authors looking to make a quick buck?For every love problem, there is a solution if you can just find the right dating advice book. So instead of weeping, get reading, and watch how bold and generalized theories will march you right down the aisle.There’s always annoying gender politics lurking in the corners of such a skewed environment, but I felt like most of the guys I worked with were decent and non-sexist. In Your Garden, you show how nature has supplanted offensive words like vagina: “Some bushes are really big, some gardens are mighty small.” In Number Two, you coin the phrase “poopadox,” wherein we can’t get help with a problem we’re ashamed to talk about. You taught me three important lessons regarding cleaning and romance: 1) “If you’re giving your bathroom spout a hand-job, it doesn’t add to your number”; 2) No wonder we’re frigid with our boyfriends and have rules about weekday sex! And bitches love to clean; 3) Lysol can protect you from STDs; when you use the disinfectant instead of the condom, I thought this might be a tactic for getting back at my ex-boyfriend. Haskins: I have other revenge plots for ex-boyfriends that are less likely to result in lawsuit.Rumpus: In your interview with Jezebel, “I Murdered A Screenwriter & Slept My Way To The Top,” you say, “hopefully as this generation moves up, and men get used to working with women in comedy, the argument that dudes need some sort of sacrosanct place to be gross and women don’t belong there will change. Like birth control, marketers have figured out how to talk about something by talking about something else: instead of saying, “can’t squeeze one out,” commercials market “fiber.” What do you think about the theme of denying women our basic biological needs? Here is one: sign them up for any and all email lists you can.Haskins smartly and hilariously explores television’s posturing and packing of women.– info Mania “puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media”; Target Women puts a bitch slap on the media for eroding the feminist movement. I wanted to do an on-air piece for info Mania, which, at the time I started, was expanding into a half-hour show.
– She wrote and starred in Target Women, a recurring segment on Current TV’s satirical news show info Mania, where she comments on products, advertising, and media aimed at ladies.
So, hone your voice, whatever that is, and keep performing it in different places. For, alas, I do love – so, I think maybe a humorous/satirical detachment is an appropriate choice when writing about such an overwhelming culture. Rumpus: The common thread in all the television shows you listed is wondrous sexual tension. They can’t have sex with us because, as Shakespeare said (I’m paraphrasing), “to die” is to reach orgasm, and women have a hard time “dying,” if you know what I’m saying, so why even try when we make it so hard? You and Emily Halpern are said to be writing the script, with Amy Poehler as the star. note: to preview how awesomely they collaborate, watch Sarah and Emily’s movie DILF.
Don’t let one set of people be your audience – that can be limiting. Are vampires a way for men to get out of getting us off? I thought vampires could have super hot sex with us? Not to give anything away, but this is said: “Fuck you, Dad fucker.”] What is the future of Target Women if you’re not in it?
The day of the trip, in the car, on the way, I got scared and started trying to back out of the trip saying I don’t want to go. There are also strong women in the industry, and a lot of them have been very helpful to me – so, I have a positive attitude right now.
And my Mom, turned around in her seat and yelled ‘YOU’RE GOING! I want to do stuff, and I don’t want anyone to stop me.” I also want to do stuff and don’t want anyone to stop me.
I told a friend I wanted to write a television pilot, and he said, “But you’re not funny. Haskins: A lot of jokes I make are my response to being annoyed/angry to the point where I’m just bemused.