15 Oct Penny Marshall is 70 today. If there is a history of “Women’s Comedy” to talk about, we should be talking about Penny Marshall. We should be talking about the sexual and class politics of Laverne and Shirley, we should be talking about how Penny Marshall’s Laverne Defazio is still probably the funniest performance that ever happened. And this woman directed Big, A League of Their Own, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, The Preacher’s Wife, Riding in Cars With Boys. A hero!

Penny Marshall is 70 today. If there is a history of “Women’s Comedy” to talk about, we should be talking about Penny Marshall. We should be talking about the sexual and class politics of Laverne and Shirley, we should be talking about how Penny Marshall’s Laverne Defazio is still probably the funniest performance that ever happened. And this woman directed Big, A League of Their Own, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, The Preacher’s Wife, Riding in Cars With Boys. A hero!

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