Film & TV

Amy Poehler’s #SmartGirlsAsk Made The Emmys Red Carpet A Little Less Shitty

Film & TV

Amy Poehler’s #SmartGirlsAsk Made The Emmys Red Carpet A Little Less Shitty

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While this year’s Emmys red carpet wasn’t perfect (Giuliana Rancic was still there), Amy Poeler’s #SmartGirlsAsk made Sunday’s sweaty ordeal a little more bearable for the talented, intelligent women involved. Conceived by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization “dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves,” the initiative mined twitter for red carpet questions more thoughtful than “Who are you wearing?” Think of it as the polar opposite of the Mani Cam.

While The Representation Project had previously attempted to rectify the sexist wasteland that is award show red carpets by creating the hashtag #AskHerMore at last year’s Emmys, the initiative didn’t seem to have much impact. Despite outcry from actresses like Reese Witherspoon, female celebs still found themselves being captured by 360 degree cameras (unfortunately that’s still a thing) and being gushed over for their appearance, rather than their accomplishments.

Thankfully, #SmartGirlsAsk seems to be getting some traction (thanks in no small part to the raw feminist power that is Amy Poehler). Here are some of the finest examples, including some dapper fellas as well as a question submitted by Katie Couric. Also, Jenji Kohan’s hair is on fleek.