Q. and A. With Tina Fey: Live From Kabul, It’s a Feminist Comedy

March 4, 2016 10:26 AM

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Q. and A. With Tina Fey: Live From Kabul, It’s a Feminist Comedy

In her new film “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” Tina Fey plays a TV reporter named Kim Baker, on her first international assignment in Kabul. Based on the memoir “The Taliban Shuffle” by the journalist Kim Barker, it’s a “MASH”-style dark comedy with a rowdy feminist bent.

Ms. Fey had a meet-cute with the book, optioning it after a review in The New York Times called Ms. Barker a “Tina Fey character.” (Ms. Barker is now an investigative reporter for The Times.) Ms. Fey produced the film, with a script by her longtime “30 Rock” collaborator Robert Carlock, and a cast t...

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