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Austenland: The Girls Club We Never Wanted Nor Asked For

If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

The newest film from Jerusha Hess (co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite) and Sony Pictures Classics is called Austenland, and is basically about women LARPing Jane Austen-worthy scenarios. So why am I side-eyeing this project like there's no tomorrow? It's written and acted and produced by women, about women. I'm a feminist, so shouldn't I be happy? Why does the film's marketing strategy make me want to gag? Head under the cut for the answer.

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We Can Get Behind A Jane Austen LARPing Movie [VIDEO]

Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.

Austenland is the story of how Keri Russell went Jane Austen LARPing. Not even joking. Guys. It even has a "fake geek girl." I can't wait to see this. (via Chocolate & Cream Cake) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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