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WATCH: Triple Threat Lake Bell Talks Feminist Comedy ‘In a World’

WATCH: Triple Threat Lake Bell Talks Feminist Comedy 'In a World'

I had the pleasure and privilege last week to host a Q&A
with Lake Bell — the writer, director and star of the hugely entertaining “In a
World…” — after a screening of her film in Downtown H-Town at the Sundance

One minor flub: The video catches me in mid-question at the beginning,
when I referenced a sexist canard dating back to the first appearance of female
news anchors on local and network TV in the 1970s: Back in the bad old days,
some folks sincerely believed that male and female viewers would not accept
newscasts by a woman, because the female voice — any female voice, every
female voice — lacked gravitas. No, really: That’s how people felt not so very
long ago.

This article originally appeared on Moving Picture Blog.

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