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.
1'For A Good Time Call...'
Two unlikely roommates start a phone sex hotline. Raunchiness ensues.
2'Bridget Jones's Diary'
What makes Bridget Jones's Diary so great and feminist is that Bridget Jones isn't a perfect character. She is also unashamed in her enjoyment of sex, which makes it doubly awesome.
3'Zack And Miri Make A Porno'
Porn isn't known for being particularly feminist, but Zack and Miri Make a Porno has a pretty badass female lead.
4'Wet Hot American Summer'
Wet Hot American Summer is a classic for many reasons, and one of those reasons is the female comedic talent.
Two married couples blow off some steam and get to know each other quite intimately in this racy comedy.
6'10 Things I Hate About You'
10 Things I Hate About You isn't the most raunchy movie ever, but between a guidance counselor writing an erotic romance novel and a dad obsessed with sex ed, it's pretty out there.
Watch Catherine Zeta Jones get her groove back with a younger man in The Rebound.
8'I Give It A Year'
A lot of comedies that contemplate marriage focus on men, but in I Give It A Year, it's both men and women who contemplate their fear of commitment.
Lake Bell is a treasure, and in Man Up, she really gets to show off just how great she is.
10'10 Rules For Sleeping Around'
Another comedy about marriage and commitment, 10 Rules For Sleeping Around is a little more American Pie than relationship comedy.
11'Best Night Ever'
A bachelorette party goes off the rails in this off-beat, found-footage style comedy.
Next time you hang out with your girlfriends, check out one of these feminist raunchy comedies and be ready for a night full of laughter with your BFFs.