Not to put too fine a point on it, but this was the decade after 9/11.
Even in our escapism, we demanded more self-awareness than we had before.
That change began to take hold with Meg Ryan and Roberts, queens of the early '90s rom com.
Their early characters were Ringwald-esque, rocking a grownup underdog quality.
It's like they could sense a normal-woman's rebellion brewing.
(Said uprising probably began with women living on the Upper West Side, who could barely afford to own , let alone a whole store of them.) Maybe the studios were in cahoots with the daisy-printed baby-doll dress industry, but all of a sudden, Roberts' and Ryan's neurotic college girls were out and natural, free spirits were in.
Heigl's short hair was slicked back out of her face as she made her way around town Had the most wonderful day talking about my new show @doubtcbs. Thank you to my amazing man @joshbkelley for coming with me and showering me with love and support!
In all of them, Heigl played "the sexy love spaz," i.e.
Thus Far" and get some tips and tricks for feeling more comfortable inside and out while growing a life!
First up: Megan Angelo's take on what we've learned from rom coms' leading ladies. *There are two ways to watch a romantic comedy: dreaming of meeting the hero and dreaming of being the heroine.
Then came the reign of the woman I'd argue is the most important one to the genre ever: Kate Hudson. Her characters may not be as quotable as those in the Ringwald/Ryan/Roberts canon, but she's the rom com equivalent of a good company man: reliable and productive.
In eight years, she made eight rom coms—more than anyone else mentioned here—starting with , which grossed over 0 million in theaters.