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.
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.