This Bromance malarky. It sprung out of nowhere with the release of I love you man a few years back and the media remains obsessed with the idea. Men openly expressing love to one an other in a platonic yet beautiful way is not only accepted, but expected. Newsflash, boys, us girls? We did it first!
The beauty of a “womance” is underrated even though they have given us some of the best fictional stories in Hollywood. Beaches, Thelma and Louise, Ghost World, Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion are just examples great, tragic and comedic stories centred around the strength and beauty of a female friendship.
Now, I’m not saying this takes away from the lovliness surrounding a man-on-man friendship and perhaps it’s because I know the value of having “the girls” around in times of crisis and in times of celebration.
I’ve been thinking about admirable and often enviable Womance in the world of fame and fortune and I’ve been hard pressed to think of any from the world of music so if you have some to share, feel free.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Most girls I know want to be friends with Tina Fey and Amy Poelher; they are pretty (not that this matters), they are funny, they seem like a right laugh to be around and to top it all off they are both incredibly intellegent.
Their two decade long friendship began in an improv and playwriting class in 1993. Poehler once recounted what convinced to her to get to know Fey: “I remember Tina Fey wrote a play about Catherine the Great fucking a horse and I thought, ‘That lady is hot stuff, I wanna know her.’ Nice. Amy also confessed that Tina imparted the wonderous existence of eyebrow plucking on to her.
Tina Fey had been on Saturday Night Live for five years, writing and performing, before Poehler was added to the bill. It was then that the masses were treated to the beautiful comedy/enviable womance of Fey-Poehlr. They have delivered some of the most memorable skits on the America comedy sketch show.
Their personalities work so well together that they have been invited to host the Golden Globes for the second year in a row together.
Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox
Monica and Rachel have a beautiful friendship, Jennifer and Courtney have an even more beautiful friendship. Although rumours have been circulating that the pair had a falling out they always seemed to be close in a sisterly way; going for walks with Cox’s children, going shopping together and striking heart warming, cuddling poses for the cameras on the red carpet. They’ve been through a lot together including their respective divorces. What a beautiful friendship!
Rashida Jones and Natalie Portman
I for one am incredibly jealous of Natalie Portman. Rashida Jones is one of the coolest girls in Hollywood and she has a serious womance with Portman. Their friendship has culminated in a couple of Funny or Die videos that provided serious messages, but also generated some belly laughs and displayed true womantic affection between the actresses. Jones once spoke volumes to Portman’s character saying she would “fight beasts ten times her size” to help anyone that she loves. Awh.
Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph
Another Saturday Night Live friendship and this is definetly one most girls would love to be part of. These intellegent, funny and talented women always seem to have a riot when they’re together. Rudolph began working on SNL in 2000 and Wiig joined in 2005 meaning they just had two years to form their solid friendship before Rudolph left in 2007.
Take a look at this video of Maya Rudolph talking about her friendship with Wiig.