Welcome to “Trailer Tuesday” where I talk about trailers for upcoming movies, since I’ve always found them to be endlessly fascinating.
In my opinion, there aren’t enough women in Hollywood who are creating movies. Sure, there are the Tina Fey’s and Amy Poehler’s and Kristen Wiig’s who write their own material, but it’s not nearly enough. Enter Lake Bell, and In a World… Take a look:
In a World… premiered at Sundance and received positive reviews. The trailer has the quirky style you expect from an indie comedy. As the main character’s father says, “I just love that, it’s so random.” Lake Bell wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film as Carol, the daughter of a famous trailer voiceover performer (think Don LaFontaine), who wants to follow in her father’s footsteps, despite it being a male dominated industry.
The film has been praised for it’s humor and it’s social commentary, with an obvious but appreciated feminist message. And while I don’t expect it to be a particularly deep experience (based on the trailer), it does look to be a lot of fun. The world and the industry need more women who are allowed to make films on their own terms, instead of making film on male terms. And the little steps along the way like In a World… count just as much as the big ones. Besides, any film that features this line describing a fictional movie has my kind of humor: “The Amazon Games. It’s about these fierce, mutated, female, Amazonian warriors battling cloned, prehistoric, cavemen hybrids. It’s all based on the Prussian War.”
What do you think? Does In a World… seem like fun? Does it remind you of this trailer? Isn’t it great to see more women getting to make the films they want to make? Am I crazy that this reminds me of Waitress a bit? Let me know in the comments!