100 Women We Love: Karey Dornetto

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The stereotype that lesbians are humorless is as old as your mom’s mullet.  Also, it's not true. Case in point: Karey Dornetto, the L.A.-based comedy writer who started her career on South Park, segued into Arrested Development, Community and Portlandia—gigs that earned her a 2013 Writers Guild Award and a 2012 Emmy nomination. Most recently, Dornetto was a producer-writer on NBC's The New Normal. The daughter of a military professor and a former nun, Dornetto started doing comedy after attending the University of South Carolina, where she was, of all things, a finance major. She recently finished writing the book for Portlandia, which is currently in the top 30 on The New York Times bestseller list. It's all very heady stuff, but if she were to name her proudest achievement, Dornetto chooses, "landing [film and TV director] Jamie Babbit as a girlfriend." How did she do it? Dornetto claims, "The more success you get, the hotter the lesbians you get to nail." When asked what message she would send to the LGBT community, Dornetto answered, "Keep fucking." It's hard to argue with success. -DN

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