Tina Fey will be gracing us with her presence once again on the big screen for the film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. The name alone is hilarious as the acronym is clearly WTF. The film is based off of Kim Barker’s 2011 memoir, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, focusing on Tina Fey’s character and her leap into adventure for her career. As a journalist working in war-torn Afghanistan, the film is lighter than anticipated with its comedic execution but doesn’t apologize for its feminist take.

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While the focus remains on the main character, we love that the film introduces a female friendship dynamic in the teaser. The trailer show’s Fey’s costar Margot Robbie, who ended up being a character that was added to the original script. Fey explained to USA Today a little bit more surrounding this relationship: 

"I've definitely worked in places where it’s a lot of dudes and very few women. The women stick together, so I wanted that to feel truthful."

This is only one of the many underlying examples of how feminism has been interwoven into the context of this film. We’ve rounded up six cases of feminism that this movie shines a light on, and that’s only with the two-minute-long trailer. We can’t wait to see the film in its entirety and hope it lives up to Tina Fey’s brilliant and funny standards.  

1

Woman enhancing her career after a breakup

It's not the cliché "I got dumped so I'm going to cry and eat a pint of ice cream" scenario, from what we gather. She's not crumbling because her relationship did.

2

Being a woman in a different country

The United States is seen as progressive when it comes to equal rights — even if there is a lot to get done. However, we're hoping this movie showcases how wildly different it is to be a woman in a male-dominated country without shying away from the harsh realities. 

3

Friendships that aren’t catty

Again, this is a refreshing take that steers clear of the stereotypical friendships that are depicted in films. Instead of fighting each other, they're fighting alongside one another to do their jobs to the best of their ability. 

4

Being a female journalist

Representation matters, especially when it comes to women in their career fields. It's interesting that this movie is centered around a female journalist, as women are still underrepresented in that area of media. 

5

Explores different lifestyles of women

Recently Fey spoke to Refinery29 about wearing a burqa for the movie, to which she explained, "In the book [a character] says to Kim, 'You are in the blue prison.' Kim has talked about how, as a journalist, it was kind of freeing because then she could be invisible, but she’s having a very different experience than the person who is being forced to wear it in their real life. It just made me very, very grateful to be born in the West and be born in the United States." We're hoping that it wasn't disrespectful and depicted what Afghan women culture is truly like. 

6

Tackles jokes constantly made about women

It shows how ignorant jokes are like "women can't drive" by putting them in the movie and making them the punchline!