Here is the trailer for A Bad Moms Christmas, a sequel to Bad Moms, which was a very mediocre movie that nevertheless made a lot of people happy. It was a fine movie with a few good laughs that paid Kathryn Hahn handsomely, so that she could afford to continue doing great things like Transparent and I Love Dick.
The first one succeeded — and stayed in theaters for weeks — in large part because it attracted large groups of suburban Moms, who left their children with their fathers for a night, drank two glasses of wine over dinner, laughed harder at the jokes than they normally would because they were buzzed, came home, crashed, and continued to do all the brilliant things they normally did the next morning with a slight hangover and a few more choice profanities.
I ain’t mad at that.
I am a little mad that 53 percent of those women voted for Donald Trump a few months later, but that is neither here nor there. And if it sounds like I’m stereotyping the audience for Bad Moms, I am, kind of, but I am also mixing it in with anecdotal evidence from Moms who were among the 47 percent who did not vote for Trump, as well as actual demographic evidence: The success of Bad Moms was fueled in large part by Mommy bloggers (a demographic for which I am occasionally confused).