The screenwriters behind the House Bunny, Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith were profiled in the New York Times yesterday. Though superficially the House Bunny did not seem like it was about empowerment, McCullah Lutz tells the Times, "All our films have been about people learning they don't need to be what others expect them to be." Having seen the House Bunny over the weekend, I wouldn't say that it's a feminist tract, but it's definitely entertaining, and the end message is indeed the somewhat simplistic "be yourself." But it's about a Playboy bunny, not a rocket scientist, and, seeing Anna Faris burn her choch over a sewer is totally worth the price of admission. [NYT]