Monday, July 20, 2015

Females Are Strong As Hell

One of the things I like so much about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is its positive feminist message. For an analysis of the show's feminist perspective, see this article.

Miss Piggy is a feminist. And about 12 years ago, I dressed up as Miss Piggy for an event (see photo below). Now, I embody the strong feminist Kimmy Schmidt character as Kelly Smith for Unbreakable Missy & Lori. Coincidence? I think not.

My friend Rachel as Kermit and me as Miss Piggy
Not only does the show provide a strong female voice, it also provides a strong, positive gay component with its character Titus Andromedon. Sadly, actor Tituss Burgess admits he's nothing like his zany character. We are so excited for his Emmy nomination, though, and we'll cry along with him if he wins!

While Tituss was busy sobbing after learning about his Emmy nomination, Jane Krakowski was cracking jokes about hers. Alhough Ellie Kemper unfortunately did not receive a nomination, you can see a video collection of her successful stint on The Today Show this summer here. Lastly, Jon Hamm, who has been nominated for 13 Emmys could potentially get one for his guest role on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, rather than for his starring role in Mad Men. We'll be looking out for this and other potential Emmy head-turners during this year's awards show.

As for our own production, Missy and I spent part of the weekend filming for Episode 2! We were so excited to work with Beulah Pidakala (photo below) who plays on the US Women's national cricket team. Talk about strong females!

From left to right: Missy, Beulah Pidakala, Lori, and cameraman Brayden

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