A feminist raunchy comedy is, unfortunately, still kind of an oxymoron in Hollywood. Most raunchy comedies are male-centric (because the notion of women having sex for pleasure is still shocking to people, apparently), and too many use female characters and female bodies as punchlines. In other words, raunchy comedies tend not to be the most feminist movies out there. That said, recently Hollywood and film studios across the globe have started investing more and more in raunchy comedies about women. More than that, male-led R-rated comedies increasingly feature strong female characters. These 11 feminist raunchy comedies on Netflix should be next on your list to watch, so you can see how they measure up.
But just what makes a comedy raunchy? The short answer is sex. The long answer is humorous sex. Raunchy comedies like American Pie are known for sex scenes so wacky, you would rather kill someone than watch it with your parents. What makes a raunchy comedy feminist? Well, a strong, three-dimensional female character could do the trick. A movie actually about women does it one better, and any raunchy comedy that doesn't make a joke out of a woman in charge of her own sexuality is definitely on the list. You can judge for yourself by watching these 11 feminist raunchy comedies on Netflix.