by Lou 1.30pm UK time
Have you seen Bridesmaids yet? No? Why not? GO. GO NOW. Grab your friends and lovers - male and female - and go.
You see, this is a film about women. About relationships between women. And it's funny - OH SO FUNNY, MY GOD - and oh hai it's not really about weddings actually (thanks Hollywood - did it go something like this: "No, we're not interested. Women aren't interesting or funny." "We'll make the title something about weddings?" "Deal" ? Or was it more of a direct: "Oooh this is too funny! People might realise that women are funny - let's call it Bridesmaids and then at least no dudes will find out" ?).
Lots has been said about whether it's feminist, anti-feminist, post-feminist... but really the key points are:
It was written by women.
In which women do the things women do in real-life but never on cinema screens.
And it was made in Hollywood.
And it's fucking hilarious.
And people love it.
And lots and lots of men are going to go see it despite the best marketing efforts to alienate them.
Oh, and Don Draper is in it.
And did I mention that one scene in particular is probably the funniest thing you'll ever see in a movie theatre?
Kristen Wiig, you are now a God.