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Someone Mashed Up Mad Max and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Because Females Are Strong As Hell

You’ve undoubtedly heard by now that Mad Max: Fury Road is a gloriously feminist movie that follows abused women throughout their escape from captivity and eventual triumph. But the movie doesn’t just deliver an ass-kicking message—it’s also very funny. If all of this sounds familiar, it might be because Tina Fey created a similar story—except hers is titled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and instead of escaping a patriarchy obsessed with riding eternal, shiny, and chrome, her characters escape a cult leader fixated on the end of the world. And, Fey being Fey, the show also manages to be hilarious. Sure, the two are stylistic opposites and come from different genres, but this mashup shows just how well their central points align.