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On Pitch Perfect, Mean Girls, and the limits of satire

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I was on board.

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I ...

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I can’t stop dancing to Amy Schumer’s One Direction parody

The sign of a good parody is when it’s just as enjoyable as the thing it’s mocking, while also making a point about that thing. Which means that, in my book, Amy Schumer’s parody of pop songs about how women are beautiful just the way they are but-kinda-not-really is really, really good.

The sign of a good parody is when it’s just as enjoyable as the thing it’s mocking, while also making a point about that thing. Which means that, in my book, Amy Schumer’s parody of pop songs ...

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Amy Schumer’s Friday Night Lights parody: “Clear eyes, full hearts, don’t rape!

Showing yet again that some rape jokes are funny, in the first episode of this season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show tackled (ha!) football rape culture in a brilliant Friday Night Lights spoof.

Showing yet again that some rape jokes are funny, in the first episode of this season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show tackled (ha!) football rape culture in a brilliant Friday Night Lights ...

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