Aronsohn isn’t a fan of the current crop of female-centered comedies such as Whitney and 2 Broke Girls.
“Enough, ladies. I get it. You have periods,” he said.
Aronsohn applauded women like Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler and Tina Fey securing a voice to discuss formerly taboo subjects on TV.
“But we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation,” he said.
The current boom in female-centric TV contrasts with Two and a Half Men mostly portraying women as bimbos, something Aronsohn isn’t about to apologize for.
“Screw it,” Aronsohn earlier told the Toronto conference during a keynote address. “We’re centering the show on two very damaged men. What makes men damaged? Sorry, it’s women. I never got my heart broken by a man.”
Wow, Lee. You realize that women watch your show too, right? Martha Plimpton of Fox’s Raising Hope had the same thought:
Lizz Winstead, a creator of the Daily Show, had a fairly obscure Peak Oil joke.
The comedy editor for HuffPo weighed in.
After attempting and failing to outwit the women of Twitter, Lee finally gave up and ran up the white flag:
Meanwhile, Two And A Half Men is up for renewal on CBS.
What do you think of Lee Aronsohn’s comments? And going back to the original quote which sparked this controversy: how do you like female-centric comedies like Whitney, 2 Broke Girls, 30 Rock, and Parks And Recreation?