“Bradley Cooper, who is an old friend, pointed out to me the other day that 12 years ago we shared a bunk at Sundance for a movie called Wet Hot American Summer – and by ‘sharing a bunk,’ it is a euphemism.” -Amy Poehler
I love this so much. When I first saw it on my dash, I immediately cupped my face with my hands and squealed.
In a way, Liz Lemon is a 1970s feminist that is trying to be Leslie Knope - a 21st century feminist - and failing miserably. And frankly, that’s part of 30 Rock’s comedy - it makes commentary on society’s treatment of race, gender, class, and sexuality through its absurdist storylines. More often than not, 30 Rock aims to point out that it’s all problematic, and pokes holes in almost every point of view, especially when dealing with the stereotypes that often creep up - because they do. It’s the reality of the world we live in. It’s our context.
Amy Poehler’s speech from today as the Class Day Speaker at Harvard.
“When you feel scared, hold someone’s hand, look into their eyes. When you feel brave, do the same thing. You are here because you’re smart and brave, and if you add to that kindness and the ability to change a tire, you almost make up the perfect person.”
"They’re fucking gross, man. Look, I love beautiful girls too. I think everyone should be free to have their knee socks and their sweaty shorts, but I’m over it. I’m over this weird, exhausted girl. I’m over the girl that’s tired and freezing and hungry. I like bossy girls, I always have. I like people filled with life. I’m over this weird media thing with all this, like, hollow-eyed, empty, party crap."
- Amy Poehler on American Apparel (via tulletulle)