Actresses such as Kendrick, Snow, Wilson and others say these new female-created characters look and sound more like actual women they know.
"There's something to women writing for themselves, women writing for women, that just feels a lot more honest and therefore a lot funnier," Kendrick said.
Still, despite this new wave of comedic opportunities, women are still drastically underrepresented as writers, directors and producers in both TV and film.
"There's still only maybe three female writers or two female writers to 10 guys in any kind of writer's room," Cannon said.
But at least women's voices are now in the mix.
"You're not going to solve the problem, but you can start the conversation," Headland said. "I think part of your job, especially as a woman, is to let yourself be a little ugly and to show uglier parts of yourself. That's your job as a female artist."
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