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  • August 31, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    There's seems to be a new wave of woman directors -- Sarah Polley, Julie Delpy, Lena Dunham, to name a few -- who have put a subversive spin on the romantic comedy, turning out frequently scatological, often hilarious twists on the reigning female stereotypes. Joining them is first time director Lelye Headland, a playwright who has turned one of her stage works, "Bachelorette," about a trio of friends who lose their shit the night before they are to attend a wedding,

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  • May 10, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    Maybe it's too much to ask for from a romantic comedy, but could "Bridesmaids,"[opens Friday] which stars and is co-written by Kristen Wiig, be the vanguard of a revolution for women in Hollywood? Let's hope so because the Oscar for Kathryn Bigelow didn't really open the floodgates for women directors. So maybe it's up to teenaged girls with guns and women in designer gowns crapping in sinks to subvert the invidious stereotypes of women on the big screen.

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