Unmarried Thirty-Somethings Rock: Support ’2 Hopeful Spinsters’! March 2, 2013Posted by Onely in Celebrities, film review, single and happy, We like. . ., YouTube Style.
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People sometimes comment on (or laugh at) the fact that Lisa and I are two people co-writing a blog about being happily and progressively single. Most other singles’ blogs are, quite logically, written by a single person. So imagine our delight when we discovered another website co-managed by pair of single women, just like Onely! Except 2 Hopeful Spinsters consists of action-packed web video, instead of action-packed web words.Heather and Dellany (the Hopeful Spinsters)’s goal, like Onely’s, is to challenge the cobwebbed notions that thirty-something single women are bitter, jaded, ugly, and surrounded by cats (well, actually we’re not going to challenge that last one).
In their kickstarter pitch, the Hopeful Spinsters point out Webster Dictionary’s definition of spinster: a woman past the common marrying age. In the US today, that age is 27. In the pitch they also include a segment “Shit People Say to Spinsters (Inspired by actual events)”. At a college alumni shindig, the partiers demonstrate typical lines often thrown at ‘spinsters’, for example: Are you a lesbian? Have you thought about freezing your eggs? and, my personal favorite, where a man certainly over thirty years old says,
I don’t date women over 30.
But these 21st-century Spinsters need support to continue their quest. As in, something to pay a film crew with. If you like their mission check out their website www.2hopefulspinsters.com, where you can find their teaser and more hilarious webisodes like this one, where on leap day they ask random men on the street to marry them.
We here at Onely note that 2 Hopeful Spinsters approaches their mission to redefine singleness slightly differently than Onely does: Our take is that many happy and successful singles are non-seeking, which means, like us, that they are not pursuing coupledom (though many would take it if they bumbled into the right person). Heather and Dellany take a more “seeking” approach. That’s fine because many progressive singles are in fact seeking for a mate, in addition to living their own lives and pursuing their own dreams. The most important thing is that we all get out the message that There is no right age for marrying, and that spinsters (male and female) are awesome.
But enough of our Onely babblings. Here’s how 2 Hopeful Spinsters describe themselves:
The series is set to launch in spring 2013 and features MICHAEL MADSEN, ZACK STENTZ & TODD SHERRY! 2 Hopeful Spinsters follows Heather & Dellany, an edgy mash-up of Thelma & Louise and Laverne & Shirley, as they redefine what it means to be 30-something singles in the 21st century.
–Christina and Lisa
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