Yesterday, news broke that Paul Feig was indeed going to remake “Ghostbusters” with an all-female cast. The lucky ladies are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.
The Internet promptly lost it. Well, a specific portion of the Internet.
Now, you COULD argue the merits of remaking “Ghostbusters” at all. Why not just create a new supernatural comedy and let sleeping franchises lie? But that”s not the dialogue the chuckleheads in the “#Ghostbusters women” Twitter search are having. They”re focused on the blasphemy of letting people with vaginas bust ghosts…because everyone knows you can”t cross the streams if you have to sit down to pee.
Do yourself and favor and don”t go looking through the backlog, but allow this image to give you a glimpse into the mind of a “Ghostbusters” gender purist.
Luckily, for every regressive screaming into the abyss about the dangers of letting women
have the vote star in ensemble comedies, there were voices of reason to drown out the din.
BREAKING: Ghostbusters Fans Ain't 'Fraid of No Ghosts, Terrified by Women
FACT: Female #ghostbusters are paid 78% of what male ghostbusters make for the SAME GHOSTBUSTING
– Bab$ Gray (@BabsGray) January 27, 2015
Don't worry, mens–someday they will make a movie with four mens in it. But only if you work hard and keep it tight. #Ghostbusters
– Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) January 28, 2015
I'm thrilled about the all female cast because #Ghostbusters is a story about fighting old things that won't die. Like ghosts or sexism.
– Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) January 28, 2015
Look, “Ghostbusters” might be amazing. It might be awful. But despite the protests of a vocal minority, the quality of the film will have exactly zero relation to the reproductive organs of the starring cast.