Amy Poehler is making a wine comedy for Netflix which will include SNL alums

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It’s kind of a played-out pop culture stereotype that middle-aged women love their wine, but Netflix is planning to inject some fresh blood into the trope. To their credit, they have found the perfect person to do it.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Tuesday that Amy Poehler is set to make her feature film directorial debut with the comedy Wine Country. Amy is also set to star in and produce the project for Netflix. It’s about time the streaming service tapped the talents of an actually funny Saturday Night Live alumnus (because, came on, Adam Sandler?).

Not much is known about the film as of yet, but according to THR, the movie follows a group of ladies heading out to the Napa Valley to celebrate one of their 50th birthdays. If nothing else, the movie has a powerhouse cast, including former SNL-ers Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer (whom I still miss from Suburgatory), and, of course, the yin to Amy’s yang, Tina Fey. SNL writer Paula Pell and Emily Spivey (who created the underrated NBC sitcom Up All Night and also wrote the script for this new film) co-star. These are some amazingly funny women. Do I already want to see this movie? To quote the title of Amy’s best-selling book, Yes, Please.

Side note: Rachel Dratch is everything. I have adored her ever since her “Debbie Downer” days on SNL. She’s reprising her role of villainous vice principal Debby (yep) in Hurricane Bianca 2, starring RuPaul’s Drag Race’s beloved Bianca Del Rio (along with Katya and Shangela) which will be released in May.

Netflix shared the news with its Twitter follows on Tuesday. In the tweeted clip, Amy and the (perhaps wined-up) cast sing along with the Kenny Loggins/Stevie Nicks duet “Whenever I Call You Friend.” The streaming service tells us to “Get excited. Get real excited.” Oh, I am, trust me. Considering I could watch these women just sit around and sing the entire Kenny Loggins song catalog, I am beyond excited to see this movie.

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  1. Izzy says:

    As long as Adam Sandler doesn’t show up in it, I’m there. So many other talented SNL alum to watch, and I LOVE Maya Rudolph!

  2. Astrid says:

    I’ll wait till it streams. As potentially good and funny this movie will be, I’m not prepared to shell out $12 per ticket.

  3. Meggles says:

    I’m a total Amy fangirl and I love all the cast, but I’d really like to see her do something outside of the SNL clique. I can understand wanting to work with your friends but it feels like Amy never goes outside of her comfort zone. She’s so talented, I’d love to see her do more challenging stuff and work with a broader range of people. Not just the same old same old all the time.

  4. Des says:

    The shine is off Tina Fey for me thanks to all her white feminism but I’m still here for Dratch, Maya and Leslie Knopes, ace director.

  5. MiffyBeans says:

    If you haven’t had a chance to read Girl Walls into a Bar by Rachel Dratch, then make time for it! It’s great insight into her time at SNL and what happened to her post-SNL but never a ‘woe is me’ moment.

    • CCBB says:

      yup i read it too….it’s better than most “comedic” celebs that i’ve thumbed through ….all without the flash and too many pics as filler.

  6. Sojaschnitzel says:

    I am so here for that.

  7. Gippy says:

    Fangurling over here. I can wine all day. Can’t wait!!

  8. Lisa says:

    ugh, really don’t dig Tina Fey.

    • CCBB says:

      yeah i can’t stand her either. Tina Fey is like the Anti Christ to comedy. How this derp made it up the cracks is beyond me other than a little nepotism via her husband.

  9. Laura Dawe says:

    OMG!!! I AM SO EXCITEDDDD!!! I love, love, LOVE these ladies! This movie will be hilarious!