Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, creators of Sh*t Girls Say, have pretty much taken over the world with their hilarious videos and tweets. To add to how amazing they are, the two created a book full of things girls say! Last night, at the Palihouse in West Hollywood, they held a book launch party which I was lucky enough to attend!
I got to take a few moments to talk to both Humphrey and Sheppard which was really fantastic. After the jump there will be highlights of the interview and more information about who was at the event and what occurred while I was there. Anything anyone could possibly want to know will be there.
The night started off with various appetizers, (including tuna tartare and hamburger slices), which were absolutely delicious! Throughout the duration of the event, divine mini-cupcakes (featured in the gallery), were arranged around the room for guests to snack on as they got hungry. The red velvet and peanut butter and jelly had to be my favorites of all the different flavors.
For those of you who may not know, Sh*t Girls Say has eleven million Google Hits, 1.3 million Twitter followers, and more than 30 million Youtube views. They really are a huge, wonderful success! While reading the book, I really couldn’t believe how many of those things I really said at least one time. 80% of the book could be related to my actual life! Now every time I accidentally say something they mentioned, it’ll dawn on me and I’ll have to laugh at myself.
Both creators are such gracious people. Here are some highlights from the interview:
What gave you the inspiration to start Sh*t Girls Say?
My boyfriend and I [Kyle] were sitting on the couch one day and I asked him, “could you pass me that blanket?” It seemed somehow feminine for us to say. And so we started about what that meant and started thinking about other things. All of a sudden we had all these phrases so we started tweeting. My background is in film so we decided to do the video.
What made you decide to write the book?
We kind of thought about doing a book when our Twitter feed started getting popular, so even before the video we were interested in doing a book. Kyle’s background is in graphic design. We had a photographer do the book, but I was in visual arts before that. It was perfectly suited to both of our strengths I think.
Do you have any favorite Youtubers?
We love the Grumpy Cat that came out recently.
In many high schools and other communities, people are hesitant to dress a certain way and express themselves due to peer pressure. What do you say to those people?
I think you always have to be careful and always be aware of your surroundings. As they say, it gets better.
Females in their lives and many fans helped add to the phrases they already had. They love the spin-offs of their videos and were shocked by the immediate success. Just two days after their videos were posted, everything went viral and other videos inspired by theirs were created.
Danielle Panabaker and Jenna Dewan-Tatum were also in attendance.The gorgeous candy display was set up by Candee by Sandee. Everything was so good. It felt like I was in a candy store. Their signature drink of the night was a Skinny Girl Margarita. Everything mentioned above can be viewed in the gallery. Hope you enjoy!