9 Judd Apatow Female Characters Who Don't Conform to Stereotypes

By The Editors

Filmmaker Judd Apatow has received a fair share of criticism for the way he portrays women in his movies: Publications like Jezebel and n+1 take him to task for creating female characters who are merely props in male protagonists' growth. But as Meghan Lewit points out in "Judd Apatow Is Not Sexist," several of the women in his films break out of that mold to become fully developed characters. Here are nine of them:



This gallery originally included a slide featuring a character from a non-Apataow film. We regret the error, man.

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