Amy Heckerling

Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier

Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier

The results are in: "Bridesmaids," the much-hyped girl-raunch comedy touted as the long-awaited antidote to Judd Apatow's "bromance" phenomenon, opened way bigger than expected at the box office, thereby proving that women can be just as funny — and, moreover, sell as many tickets — as men. (Apatow, it should be noted, is a producer on the film.)

Funny girls: In Meghan Daum's May 19 column about comedy and women, Amy Heckerling was identified as the director of "Mean Girls." Mark Waters directed "Mean Girls"; Heckerling directed "Clueless."

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