Girls Are Funny… and Rock Hard Too.
Ok, so I didn’t want this to seem like my first post was by some raging vagina, but it’s a fact… Women comics, and moreover females in general, get a lot of flack these days for their lack of hilarity. Whether we’re trying to do stand-up or not, it has become some sort of whack human universal that dudes are the funnier sex. Well rearrange your testosterone-fueled logic and hold onto your penises, because there are a lot damn funny girls out there, and some of them aren’t even trying to make me pee on myself.
Alright guys, I can see where you’re coming from. Your love for dick jokes overshadows any desire for a solid joke about a vagina. OH MY GOD, yeah I said it, VAGINA. I’m not going to say I don’t like a good dick joke every now and then, but the ratio of dick-to-vagina jokes is seriously skewed. What you need is a little perspective on how girls are taught to think and behave with elegant obedience, and a great way to do this would be by watching a movie packed with a sweet-n-sour punch. Its a documentary about an all-girls rock camp entitled Girls Rock!
This movie is quite possibly the most hilarious and enlightening movie I’ve seen all year. It focuses on five girls, some of whom are musically inclined and others whom are not. The mission: over a five-day period at Girls Rock Camp in Portland, OR the girls form bands with other campers and write a song that will be performed on the sixth day. My two favorite participants are heavy-metal rock singer Palace, age 8, and Sonic Youth-inspired guitarist Am, age 10. These girls are dead serious about their music, especially Am, who has dedicated 14 tracks of feedback and what she describes as “negative riffs” dedicated to her dog Pippi. These girls don’t give a hoot what you think, and if you tell them otherwise, they will punch you in the face. In fact, Palace does end up punching another girl in the face for objecting to a blood-curdling lead-in of “ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!?!” to their song.
I was laughing my ass off at these girls the entire movie. It is really refreshing to see young girls who aren’t out there wanting to skank it up and are active in rejecting female stereotypes. Yes, there are some corny parts where the girls talk about themselves and what it means to be a girl, but you can power through those scenes. The humor of this movie comes from its inherent truth, and every comedian knows that the funniest jokes are the ones that are based on truths. I encourage all you guys and gals to get out there and watch Girls Rock! I guarantee you will be needing to change your panties and/or boxer-briefs afterwards.