1. Lost Girl says...

    I’m female and I don’t have friends so I don’t understand this. This is just painful and bittersweet. I can understand why this might be funny though. I’m just a lowly commentator on this.

  2. Andrea says...

    I laughed out loud the entire time because it couldn’t be more spot on! And further more, the video inspires me to plan the next vacay with my home girls!

  3. Oh my goodness this is brilliant! “Hi, this is stupid” ah love it! Think I’ll have to watch it again.

  4. Peggy says...

    This was hysterically funny and I am thinking some people need to lighten up if they took it any other way! However, each to their own opinion! I would love to see two women comedians doing the same thing (although I am sure it has been done) about men. That would be just as funny and men would probably laugh. I am 71, and probably your oldest reader, if age has anything to do with opinions! It think it is sweet and shows how much women love their “girlfriends” and how they connect so beautifully. My girlfriends have gotten me through a lot in life…..good and bad! Also, interesting to me, is that we call our women friends “girlfriends” and I am laughing thinking of my husband saying he is going to lunch with his “boyfriends”!!…..:)

  5. Haha! I love this! My husband and I decided several years ago that we would each take our own holiday once a year. He usually goes hiking with a group of guys. I go on a beach trip with a girl friend every year. The last two years we went to Ibiza (from Amsterdam, not from the states of course). Now I live on an island! She’ll be arriving tomorrow on Saba and next weekend we’ll be heading to St. Maarten for a girls weekend. Yay! Although, I don’t think we ever apologize for anything:)

  6. This made me spit out my coffee! Totally lighthearted and hilarious.

  7. Hahaha omg this is kinda true! I’ve never been on a real girls trip before but even my ‘normal’ behaviour is so much like this :’)

  8. norahl says...

    My girlfriends and I constantly use the phase “hey we’re on vacation” regardless of fact… Its our permission phase to do what every we want!

  9. Celeste says...

    “Apologize more!”

    Pretty much sums up all my requests on vacation. “I’m sorry, can you bring some extra towels/pillows/blankets to the room?” “I’m sorry, can you tell me if this bus stops at this place?” “I’m sorry, can you take our picture?”

  10. I don’t know, this rang SO TRUE to me! It’s ok if women act silly, better to be light hearted than the opposite! Also it says a lot about women’s connections to their friends – very close, and comfortable!

    When my fiance goes on vacation with his friends, all they do is get drunk and talk about sports. Often in their hotel rooms. BuzzFeed should make a video about that…

  11. I always feel so torn when I watch these videos! The comments in this thread articulate all the things that made me laugh, and I’m all for self-deprecating humor (because, as someone pointed out, if we can’t laugh at each other, what’s the point?). But I can’t help but wonder how this continues a narrative of mockery towards how women behave (mostly because it’s coming from men). I could argue both sides on this one. Sometimes I just don’t want to think that hard though, and so today I’ll just decide it’s funny.

    • samantha says...

      Here! Here! You read my mind. And today I will choose funny too. :)

    • Annie says...

      My sentiments exactly, Megan.

  12. yael steren says...

    OMG I literally laughed through this whole video! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo yael

    http://www.yaelsteren.com/blog

  13. Prudence Yeo says...

    I find this video quite funny and very interesting to watch as I can relate to some parts of it. It’s not disrespectful and is merely meant to be entertaining in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

  14. Julie says...

    Hilarious. I don’t know these actors, but I got the feeling that they are not really acting. Does anyone else agree? I mean, it seemed like they were essentially just being themselves (and making fun of themselves).

  15. Oh my god!!! I laughed so hard at this. This is totally my best friend and I when we lived in France for four months. I brought soooo many bathing suits :)

  16. Julie says...

    “P.S.” means “post script” which means “below the writing.” So if you want to write something below a P.S. You should write “P.P.S.” to be grammatically correct.

    • Emily R says...

      Thank you! This is such a pet peeve of mine!

  17. Aya says...

    I for one thought this was hilarious and made me miss my girlfriends–because we ARE silly/ridiculous/loving like this, among other things. I’m forwarding this to my girls.

  18. Sometimes these “if guys” videos are annoying, but this one was downright delightful. I have definitely said/done these exact same things with my friends. Loved it :)

  19. Sarah says...

    GI, I don’t completely disagree, but there are plenty of videos out there of women making fun of men in a very similar way, and it’s not necessarily degrading to either sex.

  20. Hilarious! Reminds me of my sister and I whenever we get together haha.

    x. Morgan / Morning Apple

  21. Kellie P. says...

    I think it is perfectly fine to poke fun at each other. If we can’t laugh at each other (and ourselves), then what’s the point?!

    It actually made me miss having best girlfriends around. All of mine have moved to different states and it has been really hard to pick up new ones… for all of the reasons discussed in Alex’s NYT piece!

    It’s soooo hard to get over that hump of when hanging out with a new friend is more relaxing than it is exhausting (I’m a INFJ, by the way – ha).

  22. Jenny says...

    I love this! Totally made me laugh and totally rang true for how I am with my girlfriends. I don’t find it the least bit disrespectful or sexist. It’s called comedy. Lighten up!

  23. Kate says...

    P.P.S. not P.S.S. ;) xo

  24. Um…this is funny. Obviously not all ladies operate the same when it comes to friendships, but…let’s all have a sense of humor here ;)

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  25. Emily says...

    No he did not! That is Alamo Square Park, not Dolores Park. Hello, Painted Ladies!

    • Katie says...

      I had the same reaction!

  26. Joanna says...

    I’m very surprised you and your (all-female) team thought this video was appropriate to include on the site, which, up until this point, I hailed as a blog that showcased smart, professional, cultural, fashion-savvy, and community-based women. Even if it’s just a mockery, it continues a narrative.

    • Kali says...

      A narrative that needs to be included too. Aside from the silly slang, the “friends” were acting amazing towards each other and we need to learn to laugh at ourselves and have fun. Not everything is an attack on a gender because this could very easily be portrayed the opposite way (picture two women saying “brah” to each other). I thought it was hilarious and shared it with all women I vacation with … because it rang so true for me! Thank you for sharing!

  27. gi says...

    I find their videos to be really disrespectful and sexist. It feels like the message is “look how stupid guys look when they act like women”

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much for your comment. i’m glad to hear your point, and i want to think about it, for sure. i had thought of it more as a lighthearted spoof that women could just as easily put together, too. (versus a women vs. men thing.) lines like “we got two bottles of wine for the room,” and “you’re so good to me” rang true to me and i didn’t find it attacking to women, just funny about how intimate and sweet female friends can often be. but i’m going to think about this!

    • This did make me laugh because I am guilty of more than one of these illustrations! I think the context is a big deal in how videos like these are being used — what I mean is that this sounds like ways my brother in law or dad would poke fun about silly things I do that you normally wouldn’t see guys doing. It doesn’t bother me because I know its light hearted and that these same men also encourage me in being strong, independent and courageous in my pursuits as not only a female, but a human being.

      It WOULD bother me if someone made jokes like this in a condescending tone or if I knew in general they viewed women as silly, less intelligent or inferior.

      I guess I can’t always judge someone else’s motive, but I found this particular spoof funny.

    • Kris says...

      I certainly understand your point, but I’d like to defend the guys in the video. I went to high school with one of them, and we kept in touch for many years after. He is one of the goofiest, funniest, and most kind-hearted people I have ever met. He is definitely not sexist, nor trying to disrespect or demean women. We just happen to make good source material! In his improv, he does just as much poking fun at himself and other men as he does the opposite gender for all of our quirks.

      If we can’t laugh at ourselves, I think we are taking life too seriously.

  28. This video is hilarious! Is that really how we girls act?! After closer inspection, I guess so, or at least I do. That is me trying to select the just right swim suit and saying thank you 100 times to the front desk!!

    Love it!

    (=’.’=)
    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

  29. Hilarious! I love when they call down for a wine opener and say “sorry” over and over.

  30. “Oh that’s good! Tag me in that!” “Sorry, sorry, sorry…” “Apologize more” Hilarious! Thanks for sharing! This actually reminds me of my reunion trip with my old roommate xoxo! Charlie, http://www.lemonbutterlove.com/

    • The “sorry, sorry” rang way too true! I do that all the time and I know I should stop….