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  1. Bojack Horseman Writer Brilliantly Explains The “Male As Default” Problem In Comedy Writing

    It's also just a super great show you should watch.

    For a show about a washed up horse actor who lives in a world where animals and people coexist as sentient clothes-wearing beings, Netflix's Bojack Horseman is surprisingly good with representation for its humans. I'm not even talking about the show's recurring cast, either—there's a pretty decent amount of minor background characters who are female, POC, or both. According to the show's creator, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, that's all intentional.

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  2. Youtube’s Grace Helbig Will Star in Her Own TV Show on E!

    We are really excited about it, but the channel name also just ends with an exclamation mark.

    The Internet's own Grace Helbig, who first rose to prominence with her "DailyGrace" web series through the My Damn Channel network and later through her own "It's Grace" channel, is now officially making the jump to actual television. You know, that thing where you don't get to click through the ads after five seconds.

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  3. Paul Feig Talks About Ghostbusters Reboot, Continues to Insist It’s Not a Gimmick

    Didn't you guys hear him the first time?

    In a recent interview, he also told Empire Magazine about why he's choosing to aim for a PG-13 rating with his upcoming all-female Ghostbusters team, and why a hard reboot interests him more than a Jurassic World-style sequel. Oh, and it's going to be scarier than the original, too. A lot scarier.

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  4. Enter Our Broad City Giveaway To Win A Copy Of The Season One DVD

    Plus other awesome prizes!

    Next thing you know, you're backstage at Barclays with RiRi and BeyBey and then you are just laughin', sippin' on champagne with, like, candelight.

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  5. Lauren Graham, Ellen DeGeneres Joining Forces On Late Night-Based Comedy Show

    Your move, actual Late Night.

    According to Variety, "the project touches on the network late night talk show changeover and its failure to produce a female host."

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  6. Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Lesbian Answered Sarcastically as Hell By a Lesbian

    Cameron Esposito, you're my hero.

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  7. Paul Feig Says Having Women Ghostbusters In His Reboot Is Not A Gimmick, Reveals His Plan

    "I ain't afraid a no girls."

    Yesterday we finally got confirmation of Ghostbusters 3 featuring women as the Ghostbusters. Today, Paul Feig informs us the film is absolutely a reboot and fills us in on what he has in store.

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  8. White Male Comedians Aren’t Funny

    But there sure are a lot of them.

    Are women funny? Are black comics funny? These are both questions I hear discussed fairly regularly, usually at comedy shows, usually by white male comics. It's kind of a topic I'm sick of hearing about, because it's stupid to make assumptions about someone's comedy based solely on gender or race—especially because white male comedians aren't funny.

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  9. Sookie StackHouse Drops In On the BAMF Girls Club For Some Vamp-Loving and Mind Reading [VIDEO]

    "I love gettin' involved in other people's problems!"

    It's been a while since we've checked up on the girls of Comediva's BAMF Girls Club, but we're glad we did: this is the best Sookie Stackhouse impression we've ever seen. Watch as SOOKEH invades the thoughts of everyone in the house with her delightful Southern charm, and bonds with Lisbeth over how awesome Swedish people are.

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  10. The Mary Sue Interview: Director Gillian Robespierre On Her Non-Traditional Rom-Com Obvious Child

    Today in "movies you should see."

    Obvious Child starts with its heroine, stand-up comedian Donna Stern (Saturday Night Live alum Jenny Slate) telling a joke about vaginal discharge. I could write pages about how this movie isn't your average rom-com—how it has a frankness that a lot of its Hollywoodized brethren don't, how its characters feel real—but that opening joke says it all. Director Gillian Robespierre took the time to chat with us about the film, the genre, and that opening scene.

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