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Funny women flourish in female-written comedies

Published 09/28/2012, Superior Telegram

Call it The "Bridesmaids" Effect: Ever since the R-rated 2011 comedy became a runaway hit, taking in more than $280 million worldwide and earning Oscar nods for actress Melissa McCarthy and writers Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo, a rash of female-written comedies are enticing viewers with provocative new characters who are more like women we know.

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