May30 , 2023

Ilana Glazer Talks Female Comics and Women’s History Month



This Women’s History Month, Ilana Glazer is ensuring to honor and help the highly effective, sturdy, and hilarious ladies in her life — and on the earth — in additional methods than one. “I look as much as my friends on a regular basis,” Glazer tells POPSUGAR. “I’m so impressed by my friends. I’ve been residing for Chelsea Handler today. I simply love her. Ali Wong is such a badass. Michelle Buteau is without doubt one of the funniest individuals — [she’s] full of sunshine. Abbi Jacobson — I imply, my ‘Broad City’ sister. Wanda Sykes, Whoopi Goldberg. . . I simply talked to Whoopi the opposite day.”

In comedy, Glazer provides, “There’s this chance to speak to your heroes, and your folks are your heroes, and your heroes are your folks. I really feel so lucky on a regular basis. The ladies that I see round me on a regular basis — I like these ladies, they usually simply give me a lot gasoline.” From Amy Schumer to Leslie Jones, she says, the rising ecosystem of up to date feminine comics has been a supply of power and inspiration.

This month, she’s giving a few of that power again by serving to to generate gasoline for different ladies. She’s presently selling a brand new partnership with Miller Lite for Women’s History Month, and he or she hopes that the marketing campaign will assist rewrite among the sexism that has characteristically outlined beer adverts. “The nuanced model is they’re egregious and tremendous sexist,” she says. “Speaking as a queer girl, rising up, I used to be like, these are so sizzling, too — and [they were] formative to my sexuality.” But the adverts, of their objectification of ladies, did injury. “I bear in mind the sensation of being younger and being like, ‘Wow, these girls are so skinny. I do not assume I’ll ever seem like this,'” she remembers. “There was undoubtedly a poisonous aspect. They’re completely proprietary, and it is misogynistic.”

Now, her new marketing campaign with Miller Lite is all about actually sending its previous, sexist adverts to the filth: the corporate is composting a few of its previous adverts, turning them into fertilizer, and donating that fertilizer to feminine brewers. It’s a stupendous instance of the best way outdated materials and previous errors can be utilized as gasoline for development and alter.

“They are literally donating . . . cash straight as much as ladies brewers within the recreation right now, which makes me actually glad as a result of it is like, money is king, however then additionally there’s this symbolism of what they’re doing,” she says. “They’re getting these previous adverts, composting them down, and feeding them to worms. Then the worms sh*t it out, and it goes into soil that grows hops. Then they’re donating these hops to ladies brewers.”

From the beer business to comedy, the taking part in discipline remains to be removed from degree, notably when different components like race and sophistication come into play. But regenerative networks of help can assist fight that. The proven fact that the Miller Lite marketing campaign exists appears like a win to Glazer, who clearly likes to see different ladies — whether or not they’re comics or brewers — shine, particularly in such traditionally sexist fields. “I discover it actually heartwarming,” she says, “that some girl seemingly pitched this and it received all the best way to the highest.”

Check out Glazer’s collaboration with Miller Lite beneath.