Chris Addison, the comedian was talking about his new film which is about porn. I'm not slagging the film off (yet) because I'll reserve judgement until I've seen it but when asked who was in it, he reeled off about half a dozen names, all men.
It does have good female roles, yes. I think that what I saw as the "hypermaleness" of it is to do with its relishing the insanely aggressive ball-busting conduct of politics that is personified by the Malcolm Tucker person.
I get the impression that he is as much a projection of the writers' infatuation with massively over the top male display of prowess as he is a creation based on a particular political reality. I know that the writers are satirising -- and consequently undermining -- that particular kind of testosterone-fueled willy waving, but they are still absolutely caught up in it and it makes it very much a man's comedy. Which is great, I love it. But when we don't have enough distinctively female humour it is a teesny bit frustrating