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Leslye Headland

This Is The Next Big TV Writer For The Modern Woman

Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment

Television has never been an amazing source of three-dimensional female characters. For decades, the medium has relied on one-note stereotypes: the go...

Echoes of Reverb at Redtwist

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

It's not necessary always to enjoy the theater, but it is necessary to be moved by it. Reverb accomplished this, and though my bruised feelings could have done without the pounding, my critical judgment obliges me to report that the work is powerful and important.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

George Heymont | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

It's no secret that some people respond to power as they would to an aphrodisiac. Whether they prefer to wield power over others or submit to it on co...

Director Leslye Headland Tells Bachelorette's Most Shocking Moment: 'I Did Not Direct That!'

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Leslye Headland's debut film, Bachelorette, starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan has audiences so virulently divided that it makes Moses look like he merely parted a kiddie pool.

Leslye Headland's Bachelorette

Sheril Antonio | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

Each of us will walk away from this film with something completely different but what I hope most of us will agree on is its raw authenticity.

Curtis M. Wong

Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher And Lizzy Caplan On Their 'Ballsy' New Comedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.13.2012 | Entertainment

Writer-director Leslye Headland has a theory as to why her new comedy "Bachelorette" is making some film critics and audiences uneasy: "It's because t...

Why 'Bachelorette' Writer Threw Her Bridesmaid Dress Out The Window

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 05.23.2013 | Women

You know that scene in "Bridesmaids" when all the guests at the bridal shower get to take home a puppy? Even as Kristen Wiig's character, Annie, seeth...

In Defense Of 'Bachelorette'

Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

When the well-reviewed HBO series "Girls" was suffering post-premiere backlash, one of the main complaints that critics lobbed at the show -- besides ...

Kirsten Reveals What It Takes To Be A Stellar Maid Of Honor

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Weddings

In the new movie "Bachelorette," Kirsten Dunst plays Regan, a type-A maid of honor who thinks she -- and not her friend Becky (Rebel Wilson) -- should...

Movie Review: 'Bachelorette' (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Bachelorette is a solid and engaging character study wrapped up in vulgarity. The raunch feels organic and the film never reaches for a 'water-cooler moment' at the expense of its characters and its story.

Lizzy Caplan: 'We’re Not The Same 30 That Our Parents Were'

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 09.07.2012 | Women

"Only a couple of my friends from growing up are married," Lizzy Caplan says, discussing her new movie "Bachelorette." "I think it’s because we grew...

Review: Bachelorette

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comedies in which women talk dirty and act stupid and horny -- is this such a hard to genre to get right?

Rebel Wilson Reveals The Scene She Wouldn't Do

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Women

The new movie "Bachelorette" has already received the inevitable comparisons to "Bridesmaids," but Rebel Wilson, who appeared as Kristen Wiig's roomma...

Why Isla Fisher Thinks Her Character Is 'Actually Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Women

The first time you saw Isla Fisher may have been in "Wedding Crashers," in which she stole the show as the sister of the bride. In the "Bachelorette" ...

Loving/Hating the Women in Bachelorette

Chris Krapek | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Krapek

After all of the cocaine has been snorted and dance parties have subsided, at the end of Bachelorette, I wasn't sure whether I really loved every character, or really, really hated every character. I believe, in some cases (and especially here), that's a good thing.

WATCH: Kirsten Dunst & Co. Are Bridesmaids In 'Bachelorette'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment

"Bridesmaids 2" may never happen, but at least there's "Bachelorette." Based on writer/director Leslye Headland's own Off-Broadway play, "Bachelore...

Lori Fradkin

'Bachelorette' Writer On What It's Really Like To Be An Assistant

HuffingtonPost.com | Lori Fradkin | Posted 02.28.2012 | Women

When the raunchy "Bachelorette" debuted at Sundance this year, audiences were quick to note that, yes, the comparisons to "Bridesmaids" were inevitabl...

Assistance at Playwrights Horizons

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

We all know them -- the beleaguered corporate assistants who are giving up any hope of personal time, relationships and sanity, all for the overriding ambition to be the next CEO, or at least have a better job title, or maybe, just maybe a raise.

First Nighter: Young Women Behave Badly in Bachelorette and So Does Bachelorette

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now at Second Stage Uptown we're given 29-year-old Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, which takes place in a hotel room the night before a wedding.