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It might have been the funniest "walk of shame" moment in cinematic history: Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids, climbing over that 8-foot gate after a night of meaningless sex with hunky Jon Hamm. As far as metaphors go, it might represent the watershed moment when female-centric comedy broke down the Hollywood gates. On May 16, the Monday morning after Bridesmaids opened to an unexpected $26.2 million, with an audience that was 67 percent female, you could hear the edict bellowed at studio staff meetings everywhere: "Where's our Bridesmaids?!"
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