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‘Mad Max’ & ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Mashup: Females Are Strong As Hell

Wed, May 20, 2015 4:55pm EDT by Add first Comment

As it turns out, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ have a lot in common– and this is the mashup you didn’t know you needed!

One is about a group of rebels trying to escape a dystopian wasteland. The other is about a former cult member starting her life anew in New York City with the help of a wannabe actor and pill popping housewife. But believe it or not, Mad Max: Fury Road and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have one very important shared characteristic at their centers: They tell the story of badass women– or, if you will, females that are strong as hell. Unbreakable Imperator Furiosa? Kimmy Schmidt: Fury Road? Well, working titles, but regardless, this mashup of the two lady power pieces will have you feeling, well, strong as hell (okay that was the last time). Watch it now!

‘Mad Max’ & ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Mashup

This is a match made in heaven (or hell).

For those who binge watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when it dropped on Netflix in April, you know that theme song is the most persistent ear worm ever. However, it was also a feminist anthem that rivaled even the Spice Girls’ greatest hits catalogue.

Well, cut the track with all the badassery of the women of Mad Max: Fury Road, and the result is just perfect. 

‘Females Are Strong As Hell’

The theme song actually comes about in Kimmy Schmidt as a news report which was mixed with techno beats in order to create a viral song (think “Hide Ya Kids”). A neighbor is interviewed about the women who had been held captive underground for years and, describing the strength it must have taken for them to stay alive, he says simply, “Females are strong as hell.”

If nothing else, the mashup shows that if Impreator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) were in one another’s shoes, both would use their trademarked tenacity to kick lots of butt.

What do you think of the mashup?

— Casey Mink
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