Sometimes you just have to shut an interviewer down for asking some dumb questions.
That’s exactly what Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer did when they were interviewed by Playboy about the upcoming third season of the show, presidential candidates and, of course, feminism.
Broad City has been described by some media as being sneak-attack feminism, and that’s one of the first things interviewer Eric Spitznagel asked about: “Why are you so sneaky?”
Of course, Jacobson and Glazer, both pretty outspoken feminists, had the perfect response to his pretty misguided question.
“We’re both totally up-front and proud feminists. We’re not being all secretive about it. I feel we’re pretty blatant in our approach,” Jacobson said.
Glazer added, “I think it’s kind of crazy that we’re still calling comedians ‘female comedians.’ That seems more like a sneak attack.”
“I mean, sure, if you play the episodes of Broad City backward, there are hidden messages,” Jacobson interjected.
Glazer chimed in, “‘Diiiie, men.’ If you play any Broad City episode backward, that’s all we’re saying.”
As for the assumption that TV viewers apparently make that Broad City is just like Lena Dunham’s HBO hit Girls, Jacobson and Glazer had the perfect response once again.
“It’s so weird that that’s a thing… You’ve got the one show about some vaginas,” Glazer said, with Jacobson interrupting: “And then there’s that other show with the other talking and walking vaginas.”
Glazer continued, “I’m not going to watch two TV shows with vaginas in them unless somebody tells me why they’re different!”
Keep slaying, queens.