The great irony of Katherine Heigl getting quoted saying she was annoyed that all the women in Knocked Up were portrayed as "humorless and uptight" is that she did it in the magazine that last year gave Chris Hitchens a platform for arguing that all women were humorless and uptight. (Hey females, you know what's funny?? When you complain about how no one thinks you're funny!!!) Okay, seriously though, now Juno comes along, and it's supposed to be this awesome feminist response to Knocked Up, the only problem is that the dialogue is just a little bit too funny. Not realistic enough! Too caught up in its own cleverness! And then today, we get, only because we've been waiting too long for someone else to weigh in on this subject, a deconstruction of the two back-to-back scenes that define the gender tension of Knocked Up: the part where the dudes go to Vegas and do mushrooms, and the part where the girls go out and get negged from the very club Heigl met the father of her very large fetus, with the bouncer's memorable line "I mean you're too old for this club, not...for the Earth."
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