Call the PC police: Some men think the new all-female “Ghostbusters” won’t be any good
From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
Ghostbusters remake: Bridesmaids with jumpsuits?
The new all-female Ghostbusters movie won’t be out until July, and it’s only March–but we’re already being told how we’re supposed to feel about it.
We’re supposed to love it. Or else.
Or else be branded as “haters.” Or “misogynists.”
Actually, the Ghostbusters remake could be good. I became a huge Kristen Wiig fan after she stole The Martian, and her reuniting with Melissa McCarthy could give the movie some low Bridesmaids chuckles (same director, Paul Feig). The Ghostbusters trailer released on March 3 looks fairly funny, although not so funny as the original 1984 smash-hit film.
But it seems that some people–mainly guys–think the new version will be a travesty of the original, which starred Saturday Night Live icons Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. The phrase “pandering to feminists” appeared on many a tweet…
Taking the cake, however, is Verge schoolmarm Kaitlyn Tiffany femsplaining on “how to talk” about the remake to your chauvinist boyfriend:
“The original Ghostbusters has an arcane damsel-in-distress story premise, and extremely unsubtle rape analogies. There are also some implications that women are demons.”
That’ll turn him around! Then, should you have a blog and some guy posts a comment about the new Ghostbusters that you don’t like, here’s how to respond:
“One: I don’t think the argument that any movie could retroactively ‘ruin’ another movie from over 30 years ago is very logical.
“Two: Your comment has been deleted because it was hateful and dumb.”
That’s right–censor that man right out of existence.
Posted by Charlotte Allen