When I first saw the trailer for In A World I was in a crowded movie theater and I wasn’t super thrilled either with the Sexy Baby Voice joke at minute 2:08 or with the audience’s approving laughter in response.* So I wasn’t planning to make an effort to see it, but then a friend asked me to a cheap matinee showing and I couldn’t say no. I’m glad I saw it – there’s a lot to celebrate in it. It was written, produced and starred in by Lake Bell (who is a lady), and it directly addresses a sexist industry.
Fun fact: it has recently been released on DVD, and Disrupting Dinner Parties is giving away a free copy. You can participate in the giveaway by commenting in the comments section, commenting on the DDP facebook post of this article, or retweeting this article on twitter (@DisruptDinner) between now and Friday.
So, I’ma celebrate a few of the things it does right and point out a few areas for improvement. You should watch it too and let us know what you think!
So – spoiler alerts from here on out.