International Women's Day: The Bachelorette

International Women’s day, everyone celebrates all things feminine including girly inanimate objects like lipstick to femidoms. All though partakers may relish in the idea of equality for all genders is a bitch slap away, “Women” movies are still stereotypically romantic comedies that you can watch from the comfort of your lavender scented bubbly bathtub. Many directors take up chick flicks to attract a female-based audience but many seem to fail in portraying a version of real girls but instead, a blubbing, hopeless-romantic, ‘Notebook’ types.

Comedy and weddings seems to be a popular choice in film but has become more difficult to put an original take on the theme with popular blockbuster hits like The Hangover and Bridesmaids. Director, Leslye Headland bravely chose the same topic and seemed to put her own stamp on the overdone theme for her newest film, The Bachelorette.

Pulling in famous faces; Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls), Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman), Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopperholic) and Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) for an award winning funny fatale team. These girls have proved in previous films that actually women can be as funny as men, a myth among the comedy world, and in this film they provide more laughter even more so without the help of a male lead.

But of course, Headland did rope in a few OK Magazine men for a bit of eye candy and romance. These men are portrayed in lad culture behavioural way rather than a perfect grand gesture- giving prince charming fashion. These men think with their dicks and there is nothing romantic about a drunken bathroom quickie.

The girls themselves have spice girls personalities. The smart highly strung type, the stupid crazy one, the fat bullied one and the rebel type. You can watch this movie and imagine it to be your own social group, par-taking in excessive debauchery. The gang really get messy after being totally intoxicated and making drunken mistakes like ripping the precious wedding dress after using it as a tent.

The girls are more real than ever but possibly hard to imagine them as friends with such different personalities. But none-the-less they bitch and blank each other just like most typical girls.