Overcoming Anxiety and Empowering Women in Comedy with Paul Feig

Overcoming Anxiety and Empowering Women in Comedy with Paul Feig

Overcoming Anxiety and Empowering Women in Comedy with Paul Feig

The Man Enough Podcast - January 30, 2023 - 55:31

As the creator of cult favorites from Bridesmaids to Freaks and Geeks Paul Feig has set the standard for promoting strong, funny women in entertainment. Today, Paul talks about writing messy, realistic, female characters, the power of privilege in Hollywood, diversifying his movies and having the confidence to have no confidence at all. New episodes every Monday 🎙️ The video version of every episode will always be available on the @wearemanenough YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/WeAreManEnough The Man Enough Podcast is produced by Wayfarer Studios and presented by Procter and Gamble, in partnership with Cadence13, an Audacy company.Show Notes 00:00 Episode Starts 01:12 Introducing Paul Feig 07:30 When was the last time Paul didn’t feel like enough?11:15 Making Bridesmaids16:15 Funny Women On Screen24:12 Emasculation is a Myth30:00 Drinks Are Gendered 38:30 Be Confident Enough to Have No Confidence43:15 Paul’s Mission for Diversity46:50 How Paul Writes Messy Women52:30 What Does it Mean to be Man Enough?Key Quotes from the Episode: “Be confident enough to have no confidence” - Paul Feig “There are no fart jokes in Women’s films.” - Paul Feig "Love, empathy and compassion are not exclusive traits to women" - Justin Baldoni “Men cannot be emasculated. Masculinity cannot be taken away unless it’s a performance.” - Justin Baldoni "Asking 'why' is sometimes the most powerful thing." - Liz PlankYou're (women) taught to not take up space and I'm (men) taught to take up space." - Justin Baldoni“Men are taught to hate the parts of ourselves that appear feminine, if we can learn to love those parts, everything changes." - Justin Baldoni Read Cocktail Time by Paul FeigPaul Feig has made an art and a science out of creating these elegant and festive environments and living his best life, whether at home in LA or New York or London or on location around the world, and it’s all here in Cocktail Time!—how to make the drinks, how to throw the parties, what music to play, what glassware you need and more, along with 125 cocktail recipes, each served along with funny insider stories about Paul’s Hollywood life and famous friends.About Paul FeigPaul Feig is an iconic, award winning, creator, filmmaker, writer, producer, and author known for creating the beloved and critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks. Feig also directed the cult classic, Oscar nominated, Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters (2016). He has also served as director and co-executive producer of The Office. Recently Feig wrote, directed, and produced Netflix film The School for Good and Evil.Feig recently created and launched his own award-winning gin brand, Artingstall’s. While in lockdown in 2020, he hosted a nightly Quarantine Cocktail Time on his Instagram, inspiring a cocktail book Cocktail Time!, which was released by William Morrow on November 15, 2022. Guest Social Links: PAUL FEIG Instagram: @paulfeig Twitter: @paulfeig Subscribe to the Man Enough newsletter for behind the scenes, updates, sneak peeks of new episodes, and positive masculinity content: https://manenough.com/newsletterRead the Man Enough book: https://manenough.com/booksOrder the Boys Will Be Human book: https://boyswillbehuman.com FOLLOW THE HOSTS:Justin Baldoni https://instagram.com/justinbaldoni https://www.tiktok.com/@justinbaldoni https://facebook.com/justinbaldoni https://twitter.com/justinbaldoni Text: +1 (310) 845-6909 Liz Plank https://instagram.com/feministabulous https://tiktok.com/@lizplank https://facebook.com/feministabulous https://twitter.com/feministabulous http://www.elizabethplank.com/ Jamey Heath https://instagram.com/jamey_heath_ https://tiktok.com/@jameyheath https://twitter.com/jamey_heath_ https://facebook.com/jameyjaz http://www.jameyheath.com/ #representation#funny#comedy#bridesmaids

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