Bridesmaids: Why Helen Has No Friends

Sep 26, 2019 22:45

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Helen (Rose Byrne) is that woman you hate -- but also want to be. What's the problem of the Bridesmaids antagonist? Why is she incapable of getting what she really wants: friends?

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Do you have any friends? // Do you know any women(or men) like Helen??

film, rose byrne

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allfourone September 26 2019, 22:29:41 UTC
Because women are forced to compete against each other for the right to be viewed as a person

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josiefier September 26 2019, 23:59:40 UTC

Yep.

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endingonfire September 26 2019, 22:34:10 UTC
I love Bridesmaids! It took me a couple of viewings to really fall in love with it, but it really is funny and relatable. A lot of people seem to hate but I’m just like hmmm can’t relate.

I kind of worry that I come across like a Helen :/ (minus the aspirational part because, lol). I have a hard forming and maintaining female friendships. The problem is me, I know it is. I wish there was a class or some shit that helped you Figure this shit out.

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thelxienoe September 26 2019, 22:56:12 UTC
Me fucking too. I don’t know why I even clicked on this video but it’s giving me flashbacks of my own social failures.

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neev September 26 2019, 23:38:37 UTC
Haven't watched the video yet but I also have trouble with maintaining female friendships. Although, as I typed this, I realized that actually it's not true - I do have a lot of female friends but often I have trouble integrating into female social groups in work or similar social situations. I just don't have a lot in common with women who aren't into nerdy shit, which can be so frustrating and alienating. I always end up in groups of dudes, which is fine, but can be exhausting because sometimes they just...are dudes.

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veal September 27 2019, 00:42:58 UTC
I feel this comment sooo hard. All through middle school and high school I would have a new “best friend” every year, but that person always had a real best friend they had had since childhood that always hated me and then I would not see the friend all summer and have to start over again.

Even now at 38 I only have a couple close friends who have friends they are way closer with than me that they’ve been friends with for 20+ years. I know it’s me but I don’t know what it is or how to fix it. I have two daughters and I’m terrified of “passing it on” to them because I don’t know how to steer them clear of it.

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aprilbegins September 26 2019, 22:38:28 UTC
Yes I have friends but I've never been a bridesmaid for any of them, which is disappointing tbh. I hear it's often expensive but it would still be nice. The only time I was anything resembling a bridesmaid was at my dad's second wedding in Reno, when I was asked to go up to the front at the last minute. It wasn't glamorous, in conclusion

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gettyupcowboy September 26 2019, 23:26:48 UTC
You're not missing much. I've been a maid of honor twice and I'm praying I won't be asked a third time.

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bellwetherr September 26 2019, 23:53:41 UTC
my step sister just asked me to be her MOH and i am honored and annoyed at the same time lmao

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jmfunnyface September 27 2019, 01:01:07 UTC
Honestly, I've been in a handful, and can firmly say the only thing being a bridesmaid is good for is determining which of your friends are secretly selfish jerks.

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futile_devices September 26 2019, 22:39:13 UTC
Semi-related but the scene of Helen and Annie singing "That's What Friends Are For" still kills me

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eillah September 26 2019, 22:40:11 UTC
delve September 27 2019, 00:39:43 UTC

I’m in the same boat. Happy early birthday though!

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corruptionoflol September 27 2019, 03:00:17 UTC
Relatable :( i wasn’t looking forward to having no friends at my 30th birthday so I just went out of town w/ my bf. I feel like I haven’t been close with my friends in 10 years

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urfvrtweapon September 27 2019, 04:23:58 UTC
Happy birthday, I hope you have a great day.

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